Tip your cup like they did in the 19th century with Pleasures of the Cup cocktail parties at Ohio Village. These progressive historic cocktail parties pair authentic adult beverages with stories, characters and the experience of days gone by.
These will give you a new way to appreciate history, and is a great unique date idea for a special occasion.
Pleasures of the Cup schedule
Alcohol is included with Adult admission. Participants will receive a sample glass with admission, and light snacks are available. Designated Drivers will receive bottled water in place of mixed drinks.
Mayhem at the Museum
March 25, 2023, from 7 pm – 9 pm
Join us for a one-of-a-kind Pleasures of the Cup event! When a priceless object, a cast of a bona fide Bigfoot print, is stolen during the opening night of the new Weird History exhibition, it is up to the VIP guests to step in and solve the mystery before the culprit can escape the museum.
During this hair-raising mystery event, you will have a chance to peek into the oddities of Ohio’s history while sampling historical cocktails. Become a detective and help the curators find their missing object before it’s too late!
Drinks of the Speakeasy
May 13, 2023 from 7–9 p.m.
Travel back in time to 1930, to a world of bathtub gin, cool jazz and flappers. Explore the underground world of Ohio Village with an escort as you learn how Prohibition sent alcohol from bars and taverns to secret watering holes.
Mad for Martinis
August 12, 2023 from 7–9 p.m.
Take a step back into 1950s, where you might just be sweet talked into buying your own Lustron house, learn about some tasty foods of the time, and partake in a trivia gameshow.
Tickets for Pleasures of the Cup
Tickets are $40 for adults, or $35 for Ohio History Connection Members. Advanced tickets required; must be over age 21. Alcohol is included with admission. Guests will receive a sample glass with admission.
Designated Driver – $25, Member Designated Driver – $20: Includes bottled water.
These cocktail parties may not be cheap, but they will make amazing gifts for someone to celebrate a special day – or just enjoy a night out!
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Past themes; tba 2023
Spooky Spirits: tba for 2023 Make your way around the village while sampling spooky concoctions and listening to eerie tales from the Buckeye State, but be careful because you never know what may lurk in the shadows.
Drinks of the 19th Century: tba for 2023 Join a 19th-century pub crawl and tour Ohio Village while sampling quirky Dickensian concoctions and playing Victorian parlor games along the way. Complete your rounds at the American House Hotel and enjoy humorous stories and tavern songs.