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It's true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920's Speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned.
At Prohibition you can expect the culinary delights of Executive Chef Greg Garrison to leave you completely Jazzed, from savory local seafood to the finest cuts of meat, each dish is prepared with perfection.
Kick back in our relaxing surroundings and sample the Mixology Expertise of our award winning Bar Team, led by Jim Mc Court. Our professional and passionate team are constantly striving to push the boundaries of excellence with cocktails like the 547 Manhattan and our signature Bacon Maple Old Fashioned to name but a few. Our extensive and imaginative beer, wine and liquor selection insures we can cater to all tastes.
Charleston, SC 29403
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bar Service: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am
$30 and under
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Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.
There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 6pm) and a nearby public parking garage.
The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Jazz, swing, salsa, blues, and bluegrass. Check our website for live music calendar.
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Located in beautiful downtown Charleston, Prohibition is a 300 capacity full service restaurant with a beautiful, self contained and climate controlled outdoor patio. Choose from 3 different spaces for your event or talk to us about a complete restaurant buyout to accommodate larger parties.
Prohibition Ratings and Reviews
We had a great lunch here today. Nothing fancy, but good food for each of us; shrimp and grits, hamburger and fries, and fried chicken melt.
The stand-out today was the hostess, Chelsea. She was super at handling all aspects of an incredibly busy lunch rush today. We saw her seating tables, filling glasses, and running food to tables. Chelsea is definitely an asset to Prohibition!
We were looking for somewhere new in Charleston and were curious what a cocktail bar in town was like. We decided that the food was actually better than the drinks. Started with the street corn and ricotta gnocchi which were both excellent. My wife had the the pan seared fish of the day and I had the shrimp and grits. Both were quite good. Desserts were doughnuts and chocolate mouse - also excellent. Cocktails were ok but nothing to write home about - just slightly off in how they were mixed so that one flavor inevitably dominated over others instead of creating a sum that is greater than the parts.
Weeeelllll we had high hopes for our first Valentine's dinner as a married couple. All in all there were some good aspects, but the disappointments outweighed them.
Positives: Signature cocktail, the Illicit Affair, was very nicely done and the preparation was consistent between the first and the second round. The cheese portion of the cheese & charcuterie plate was a very nice selection and the presentation was quite well done. The Angus burger was very tasty and the fries crisp yet tender. Our server, Kaitie, was very pleasant and attentive at just the right frequency. Overall, the staff was quite professional and friendly.
Negatives: The charcuterie portion of the cheese & charcuterie appetizer, while prepared in-house apparently, just did not taste as fresh as expected. My cocktail (which I am very particular about) did not arrive as ordered for either of the 2 rounds. But most disappointing: my wife's entree--The Chicken. Seemed OK on paper, but the execution was simply no more than a 1 on the scale of 5--To the point that my wife could barely stand to eat it. Not a well conceived dish overall, mushy unappetizing protein accompanied by crunchy risotto. And then there was the deep fried chicken thigh which mysteriously hung out in one corner of the plate. About as out of place here as a pork chop at a Jewish wedding. Kaitie was clearing plates and noticed the meal was hardly touched. We explained the sitch. She was kind enough to immediately and quietly remove it from the bill. Which also leads me to believe we're not the first to find the dish tried, tested, and found inedible. My wife's take away: Probably the worst restaurant meal she's ever had, sadly. Not a good sign when one leaves a restaurant thinking about what's to eat at home, and not something we anticipated from an establishment in downtown Charleston. We may, possibly, return to Prohibition at some point because there were indeed some positives. But, truth be told, we're in no rush...
Our service and food was not at all what you’d expect from a restaurant that you’re paying more than $20 a meal. We had reservations and it took at least 30 minutes to get our drinks. Our friends ordered the burger that was so bland, he had to send it back. The wings were so charred you could hardly tell, or taste, that they were wings. The manager was helpful and took those items off our check, but after that the waitress hardly looked our way again. The love music was great and the atmosphere is very nice, but it’s sadly way overpriced for the food and service.
Wonderful atmosphere and great food. Music was very nice and the bar scene was lively. Our waitress, Kaity, was spectacular. Friendly, professional and very attentive. Had 3 different people taking care of our table throughout the evening acting as a well-oiled team.
Wow, what a great place. Fabulous mixologist to create the drink to remember. The tasting dinner was amazing. From the smoked beef tartar (unbelievable) to the salad to the gnocchi (light and fluffy) to the steak,(mouth watering) to dessert (absolutely devine), the meal was memorably. And the old time jazz band really set the mood. I'm definitely going to come back. You should too. Make reservations!!
We had an amazing time here celebrating my 21st birthday! Our waiter was attentive and excited to share his suggestions. We LOVED the Brussels sprouts. We were seated right next to the band, which was fine, but very very loud. Would recommend asking for a table away from the band if you are hard of hearing and want to hear what your friends are saying!
We had our friend's Bachelorette Dinner at the Prohibition located in Charleston, SC and we all dressed up for the Roaring 20's. We had a fabulous time! All the food we ordered was delicious, but the BRUSSEL SPROUTS were hands down the BEST! We must have ordered it four times! :) Everyone was so nice and our server was FUNNY and AWESOME! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!
The food is very good. The service is good, the staff seemed stressed Friday night, our waiter was a novice and hard a time taking special orders and splitting the bill. The music is good, but the place is loud (chatting), I recommend sitting close to the musicians, otherwise is going to be hard to enjoy the musicians. More than 50% of the people do not go for the music, and all the do is shout at the person next to them.
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