The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition 83 years ago on this day. Here's where (and how) to drink to that.

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Once upon a time, the United States outlawed the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors … for beverage purposes” (gasp!), otherwise known as the 18th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Luckily, those days are long over — 83-years-long over, to be precise.

On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment of the United States was ratified, ending nearly 15 years of Prohibition. In honor of this special day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stories about drinking, for your enjoyment. Cheers.


Where to get drinks:

10 Seattle bars that stand out from the crowd

An Old-Fashioned tour of Seattle: 12 places to warm up with this favorite drink

Great Seattle-area dive bars

What you need to know about Seattle’s best ‘break-even bottles’

Where to find the best microbrews in Seattle


Make your own:

Washington Liquor Library: A guide to local spirits

Building a home bar: what you should buy to become a cocktail master on the cheap

Make this drink invented in the Seattle area, which became an international hit

Classic cocktail recipes: