Speaking of the bartenders: Longtime drink slinger Winter Sanor says he found a cocktail book from 1936, the year Al’s & Vic’s was founded. He took it as a sign and, together with bartender Kelsey Fry, developed Throwback Thursdays late last fall.
Why Knob Creek?: Knob Creek sponsors Throwback Thursdays, and besides taking center stage on the drinks menu, the company outfitted the bartenders in sharp Prohibition-era caps, suspenders and canvas aprons, all of which add to the anachronistic atmosphere.
Where to find it: Thursday nights starting at 8 p.m. at Al’s & Vic’s, 119 W. Alder.
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