A Sip of the Past at the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival


Atlantans were transported back in time Labor Day Weekend at the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival. The Georgia World Congress Center was transformed into a 1920s-inspired underground club, complete with classic and modern cocktails, cigars, a poker tournament and live entertainment.

Moonshine was one of the main attractions — all legal of course. Straight, flavored or mixed in a drink, moonshine demonstrated just how versatile (and tasty) it can be.

Guests also had the chance to taste vodka, rum, whiskey and cider. In between sips they could play pool, cornhole and bocce ball.

For the causal cigar fan, there was a chance to learn about and sample a variety of cigars.

The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival was a celebration of the Prohibition era and its influence on the beer, spirits and cocktails of today.

All proceeds from the Speakeasy Cocktail Festival benefited The Health Education & Communication Center of Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) organization that works to build awareness to improve health literacy and positively impact health outcomes throughout the state.