By Erica Root
Hating the fact that Mad Men is no longer airing new episodes because you need a good excuse to bust out your favorite 1960s apparel and sip on some spirits? The California Automobile Museum allows you to do just that at their upcoming event Zero to 60s: A Mad Men Office Party taking place at the end of the month.
Over the past couple of years, the museum has become known for its epic collaborations with local breweries. And this event is living up to that expectation. With breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries on tap to pour for attendees, you can taste your way through the region’s best beverages all in one convenient location.
Oh, and there will be cool cars too.
Here’s what you need to know;
The event is taking place:
Friday, February 24, 2017
From 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
At the California Automobile Museum located near Old Sacramento
2200 Front Street, Sacramento
21 and over (Yes, even DDs)
What to wear:
Skinny ties, cocktail dresses (think Jackie-O), fedora, bouffant hair or pillbox hat, or Buddy Holly glasses. Maybe all of the above? The choice is yours. And if you are struggling, just go to Pinterest, they have a 1,001 ideas for you.
What you’ll see:
With 150 cars on display in the museum, you’ll see the evolution of the car from the late 1800s to the alternative fuel cars of today. And for this event only, the museum has brought out some period cars for you to pose with! Do you prefer a sporty 1960 Austin-Healey 3000, a shiny red convertible 1959 Chrysler 300E, or a cute and small 1960 Metropolitan? You’ll find out when you see them. We even have an iconic 1961 Volkswagen that you can actually sit inside of to take pictures.
What you’ll drink:
You will have plenty of options, here is who is confirmed so far:
- Dry Diggins
- Spirit Works
- Do Good
- Oak Park
- New Helvetia
- Old Hangtown Beer Works
- Tilted Mash
- Six Rivers
- Knee Deep
- Nick McGuire – Homebrew
- Two Rivers Cider
- Driven Cellars
- Miner’s Leap Winery
- Carvalho Family Winery
And if you are taking the honorable role as designated driver, or just aren’t drinking, you get access to our VIP lounge where you can sip on some complimentary mocktails or bottle of water.
What you’ll eat:
Before, between or after you stroll around the sprawling venue, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks that will be stationed outside, including Chando’s Tacos, Culinerdy Cruzer and Sweet Spot.
Girls on the Grid is offering a coupon code for this event. Just type in “hulahoop” when making your purchase. With the code, you will pay:
- $40 for general admission
- $60 for VIP
- $10 for designated drivers (with access to the VIP lounge)
The event takes place rain or shine, so tickets are non-refundable.
Where to buy:
Visit www.calautomuseum.org/zeroto60s or call the Museum at 916-442-6802 extension 13.
The dance floor will be hopping with the music of the 60s. And no Mad Men office party would be complete without a conga line and hula hoops.
Is this not enough for you? There is also a lounge for VIP guests furnished by IKEA! In this room, you can truly be like Don Draper: relax on mid-century modern furniture while sipping on classic cocktails from the private bar.
If you are curious about the event, but just don’t know what to expect, here are a few pictures from past museum brew/wine events:
Hope to see you there.