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Ladies Ready to Storm the Sazerac


By Ashley Larsen

The Swinging 40’s are back, this Friday, at the Roosevelt’s Sazerac Bar. Bust out your best vintage wear, and come celebrate the day women were first allowed to enjoy their drinks at the Rooosevelt Hotel’s signature bar. Friday, October 26th marks the 65th anniversary of the bar going co-ed and the Roosevelt is throwing a party. 

 

The doors open for a ladies-only luncheon in the Blue Room at 1p.m. before an all-guests welcome event in The Fountain Lounge at 2p.m.

 

The bar’s first two owners only allowed women on Mardi Gras day. Then Seymour Weiss purchased the property and made the change. Weiss had a penchant of publicity. After re-designing the Sazerac with a deco motif, he opened the doors. However, he made an event of the day, even recruiting models from the department stores on Canal.

 

Contemporary guests are encouraged to wear 1940’s inspired clothing; and ladies, to help you find the perfect Stormin’ outfit, there will be a fashion show and vintage shopping, at 1p.m. in the Blue Room, with cocktails of course.

 

“This year, in addition to the traditional lunch in The Blue Room that happens every year, The Fountain Lounge, which was restored last October, will be doing a party before the Stormin’ at 2p.m.,” said Switzer public relations specialist for The Roosevelt, “it will have small plates and signature cocktails before a second-line to The Sazerac Bar at 4p.m.”

 

“It’s pretty exciting,” said Caitlin Switzer, “that the 65th anniversary will happen on the same date as the original ‘Stormin’ of the Sazerac’. Everyone is excited to commemorate the women who first participated in this event 65 years ago.” And in honor of these women, The Sazerac Bar, is offering $6.50 Sazeracs in the Fountain Lounge along with small plates.

 

The Sazerac Bar and the Roosevelt Hotel are located at 123 Baronne St. in the Central Business District. 




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