If Bill & Ted brought Henry Corbin on an excellent adventure back to Westerville on September 15, 2018, he would certainly be surprised to see beer being served on E. Main St. just a block from where his saloon stood 140 years ago.
You see, Corbin opened a saloon in 1875 on W. Main Street, but the tee-totallers came after dark with dynamite and did their best to stop the alcohol from flowing in Westerville. In 1879, Corbin tried again, this time on State St. Another explosion put an end to Corbin’s business ventures in the “Dry Capital of the World.”
On September 15, 2018, the beer will be savored once more along the same streets rocked by those famous Whiskey Wars explosions. Uptown Westerville, Inc. invites the Central Ohio community to its second annual Uptown Untapped event from 6-10pm. Sponsored by Amish Originals, the event will recognize Westerville’s past as a hub for the temperance movement while celebrating Uptown as a modern destination for food, shopping and entertainment. Westerville is dry no more and Uptown Untapped will tout local breweries, restaurants and musicians.
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For more information about Westerville’s temperance history and its role in Prohibition, click here!