On January 16, 1919 prohibition was instituted with ratification of the eighteenth amendment to the United States Constitution. The “Great Experiment” prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States. This proved unpopular and costly for the United States to continue with, so on December 5, 1933 the twenty-first amendment was passed repealing prohibition. On January 12th 1934 Oscar Dodek opened Dixie Liquor and all was well with the world.
For the past eighty years Dixie Liquor has been host to presidents, peasants, famous and infamous. We are proud to be the oldest liquor store in DC. Some say Dixie Liquor is the only privately owned monument in Washington and that the only reason we are so close to the bridge is to make Virginia jealous. All we know is the more the world changes the more Dixie stays the same.