Pleasures of the Cup

A delicious way to enjoy history with friends, our Pleasures of the Cup events are progressive cocktail parties that pair authentic adult beverages with stories, characters and the experience of days gone by. From a Smoking Bishop to Bathtub Gin, let us show you a new way to appreciate history.

Monocles and Brandy
March 28: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village

Join the Monocles and Brandy Society in Ohio Village for drinks and revelry as they recruit new members. But be on the lookout, as their is a criminal in their ranks. Can you solve this 1880s mystery before the culprit gets away?

Drinks of the Speakeasy
May 9: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village

Travel back in time to 1930, to a world of bathtub gin, cool jazz and flappers. You will be escorted through the underground world of Ohio Village as you learn how Prohibition sent alcohol from bars and taverns to secret watering holes.

Mad for Martinis
August 15: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Ohio History Center

You're invited to a blast from the past - 1950s style! Learn all about the 1950s and enjoy vintage cocktails as you are guided through the Ohio History Center and the exhibit 1950s: Building the American Dream. The evening includes drinks, dancing, music and tons of retro fun - daddy-o!

Drinks of the 19th Century
December 5: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Ohio Village

Join a 19th-century pub crawl and tour Ohio Village while sampling quirky Dickensian concoctions along the way. Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel, where you'll enjoy humorous stories and tavern songs.

Each Program: $35/Adult; $30/Adult Member. Click here to buy tickets online!

Thirsty? Enjoy the entire four-part series: $120/Adult; $110/Adult Member. Click here to buy series tickets online!

Series tickets must be purchased by March 22, 2015.

You must be 21 or older to participate. Reservations required.

Questions? Please call 800.686.1541 or send an email to


Ohio History Center/Ohio Village


800 E. 17th Ave. (17th Ave & 71)

Columbus Ohio 43211

Click here for a map and driving directions.