New Beer's Eve

April is the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition (the Volstead Act) in Chicago. On April 7, 1933, Herman Berghoff, secured the first two liquor licenses issued by the City of Chicago: #1 for the Berghoff Bar and #2 for the Berghoff Restaurant. Attached is a historic photo of the men that flooded into the bar on April 7 to celebrate the repeal. The photo taken to commemorate the event is all men, because the Berghoff was the longest standing, men-only bar in the nation until 1969, when Gloria Steinem sat at the bar and demanded service.

The Berghoff
17 W. Adams Street
(312) 427-3170