Dillinger Day’s Speakeasy at Hotel Congress January 20

(Credit: Hotel Congress)

What
Dillinger Day’s Speakeasy at Hotel Congress
When
7 – 10 p.m. Friday, January 20
Where
Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress St.

More Info
hotelcongress.com

America’s very first Public Enemy Number One, John Dillinger, was captured as the result of his gang leaving behind luggage in a fire at Hotel Congress on January 21, 1934.

In honor of the capture, Hotel Congress is hosting its annual Dillinger Day’s Speakeasy 7 – 10 p.m. on Friday, January 20.

While the whole weekend is dedicated to Dillinger events, the Speakeasy will feature 1930s-style fun with a whiskey tasting, themed appetizers, live music, premium cigars, and a live gun show.

Additionally, Hotel Congress will release 1919, their private barrel of Whiskey Del Bac from Hamilton Distillers, in honor of their upcoming 100-year anniversary. The 120 proof whiskey features flavors of cereal grain and caramel, finishing with a bright pop of pink peppercorn on the palate

Proceeds will go to the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, a non-profit organization which assists the fire-service community with advanced training, technology, survivor’s help, education campaigns, firefighter health and wellness, and other support services.

Tickets are $30 per person and sell out regularly, so act soon.

Dillinger Day’s Speakeasy Menu

  • Dillinger Sidecar Cocktail – Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky, Cointreau, lemon
  • Aces Antipasto Platter
  • Copper Caprese Skewers
  • Waldorf “Salad”
  • Thompson Automatics
  • Dillinger Dates with chorizo and bacon
  • Joe’s Smoked Jalapeños with cream cheese
  • FBI Mini AZ Beef Wellingtons

Hotel Congress is at 311 E. Congress St. and can be reached at 520-622-8848. For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

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