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Historical Pub Crawl

Duane SmithSOLD OUT  Join Dr. Duane Smith on a historical pub crawl through historical downtown Durango locations and drinking establishments as we work our way through five stops, five prohibition era cocktails, and five micro lectures from one of Fort Lewis College’s most beloved historians. Lecture topics will include Prostitution, Gambling, Bootlegging, Tunnels, Back Doors, Back Bars, and the Notorious 900 Block of Main Ave.

Date: Friday October 2nd


5:30 PM – Brew - 117 W. College Ave.
Cocktail – Gin Ricky
Lecture – The Train, The Miners, and The Durango way of life.

6:00 PM - Diamond Belle Saloon – 699 Main Ave.
Cocktail – Tom Collins
Lecture – Gambling, gunfights, and prostitution.

6:30 PM – Irish Embassy – 900 Main Ave.
Cocktail – The Bee’s Knees
Lecture – The 900 Block of Main Ave.

7:00 PM – El Moro – 945 Main Ave.
Cocktail -  Sazerac
Lecture – Prohibition, Tunnels, and Bootlegging

7:30 PM  - El Rancho Tavern – 975 Main Ave.
Cocktail – Highball
Lecture – Back Doors and Second Floors

This is NOT a family friendly event. 21+ only. Cocktails will be prepared ahead of time, no substitutions available. Maximum 24 participants. Tickets are $40.00 per person, price includes drink and gratuity at each of the five stops (valued at $30.00) with a net donation amount of $10 for the Fort Lewis College History Department.


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