George Washington threw a hell of a party for his troops after the Revolutionary War

George Washington threw a hell of a party for his troops after the Revolutionary War

General. Founding Father. President. Party Monster. 

Prior to forming the nation with other demigods at the Constitutional Convention, George Washington hosted a shindig for 55 troops at City Tavern in Philadelphia.

According to the bar tab from 1787, the attendees broke some bread and drank 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of Bordeaux-style wine, eight bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter beer, and a modest seven bowls of boozy punch.

In all, the diversion cost Washington £89 which equates to $16,740 in 2017 when adjusting for inflation.

What's more, Washington didn't pick up the tab.