'Gaslamp Lounge' Flickers Into Life On New Year's Eve

Just in time to ring in the new year, The Speakeasy at the Boxcar Theater is debuting The Gaslamp Lounge, a new watering hole with seating for up to 40 patrons.

Located adjacent to the cabaret, the new, 800-square-foot bar will serve a specialized cocktail program consisting of "high-end spirits and sparkling wines." 

Designed by producer and bar manager Geof Libby, The Gaslamp Lounge's menu includes rare, aged whiskeys and ingredients from across the globe.

Look for signature cocktails like "Gentleman from the Bahamas" with Appleton signature rum, Swedish punsch, cocchi Americano, cocchi di torino, and Grand Marnier; and the "Uptown Royale, " made with Ford’s gin, grapefruit, lemon, luxardo, Scrappy's black lemon bitters, and champagne. 

Gaslamp Lounge's Black Manhattan.

To celebrate its opening, Gaslamp Lounge is hosting a party on December 31st with a countdown to the year 1928. Expect to see live music and passed hors d’oeuvres, with dancing and dessert to cap off the evening. 

Guests who purchase VIP tickets will enjoy access to specialty drinks, shrimp and caviar hors d'oeuvres and access to the building's roof to watch fireworks over the Bay when the clock strikes midnight.

The Boxcar Theater—which reopened in the Palace Theatre, a multimillion-dollar space designed and built for the company—is an immersion theater experience set in the Prohibition era. If you're coming for the festivities, cocktail attire or 1920s period clothing is required. 

After the New Year's Eve party, The Speakeasy will resume its regular performance on Friday January 5th, with the Gaslamp Lounge opening in advance of each Friday show 5–7pm. 

The Gaslamp Lounge's 1927 New Year's Eve event is Sunday December 31st, at 8:30pm. Tickets run $225–475 and must be purchased in advance

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