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Prohibition

4.4
748 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Live Music
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(843) 793-2964
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Garrison
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Cross street
Wolfe
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Parking details
There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 6pm) and a nearby public parking garage.
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Public transit
The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.
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Special events & promotions
Jazz, swing, salsa, blues, and bluegrass. Check our website for live music calendar.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 748 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was great and the music was fun!

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I went to Prohibition for brunch on a Sunday and won't go back. The service was horrible. I was seated right away, but it took 10 minutes for wait staff to stop at my table to ask if I wanted water or anything to drink. Then 30 minutes after I ordered, again no one had come back to check on me. I flagged a waiter and he apologized saying that the kitchen was backed up with some big parties -- he could have stopped by to check in earlier and let me know. The food was -- nothing special, but it was clear my patronage was not important to the restaurant.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

It took an hour to get our brunch. Then when it came the portions were so small we were still hungry when we left.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. We made a reservation, and still waited for our table. After waiting for our table, we ordered as soon as we could find a waiter that was willing to take our order. Once we ordered, it took 40 minutes to get our food. Guess what, I got my food and it was cold! I sent it back, and they simply re-arranged the food on the plate and brought it back out to me. Absolutely ridiculous. Some man that appeared to be in charge, came over and offered to give me half of the breakfast to for free. That would be, the French toast that I did not even eat due to the fact that it came out cold the second time. Terrible terrible experience.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

It was unbelievably loud in this restaurant. It's very dark too so you can't see or hear your waiter or those at your table. The waiter decided I ordered a specific drink (which I didn't order) and he was a bit rude when I said I hadn't ordered it. I don't think they can hear anything there but that's not my issue! The food was okay but nothing special. I wouldn't recommend it. So many other fantastic options nearby!!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, service was just ok. Our waiter Ian was slow and had a habit of chatting too long at his tables which took him away from servicing his other tables. The restaurant was very cold because they left the back door open so that people could be seated outside, we really needed to wear out coats inside. I probably won't go back for awhile.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This place has great atmosphere, and the music was fun and festive. Our server was very efficient and attentive. The desserts are delicious.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and drinks were creative. Brent provided excellent service!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great place for a casual meal.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food was great. We were looking for good southern low country cooking with a great bar. Servers were knowledgeable and attentive. Good value. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Such a fun place! Loved the jazz/swing band on Saturday night. Cocktails and appetizers were delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went to Prohibition for a quiet anniversary dinner with live music. However, it was loud; more of an after-5 bar scene with young professionals. While the food was decent and service excellent, we won't be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Slow service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Drinks were outstanding, so delicious. Food and atmosphere was great too!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Host did not even acknowledge we were there for 10 minutes, another 10 minutes for a server in a loud, unattractive corner of the restaurant. We ended up leaving. Very limited menu and practically non-existent wine list. Incredibly disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The place provided a nice ambiance for a friends get together with live music playing in the background. My friends loved their Bloody Mary drinks and I truly enjoyed the Corned Beef Hash for brunch. Service was on par and staff was friendly. We loved it so much we decided to come back for cocktails that same evening. The Prohibition is definitely a little gem in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food, amazing service. Band was fun! Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really good

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really enjoyed our dinner and the music, service was perfect and food was delicious. I had the blue crab on cornbread waffle special-awesome and the deviled eggs which were a great side. The rest of our party had the shrimp and grits, wings, Mexican Street corn and Brussels sprouts-all very delicious. Will come back next time we are in town!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food!!! The chicken is to die for!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The server was a bit rude. But the food and cocktails good.

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2.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Cocktails are very good and very original. Went downhill from there. Service was very lacking. Didn’t see our waitress much at all. My husband and I got the fresh catch, which was some type of white fish over a few squash noodles and 4 of the tiniest grittiest clams. The fish had no flavor. We left there hungry! Our bill was $100 and we each had the fresh catch and 1 drink each. Horrible to pay that much and walk out not satisfied AND hungry!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were sat in time for our reservation and then we waited. And waited. And waited for our waiter. We saw him walk by several times, not knowing he was our waiter, and he NEVER acknowledged us, he was much more interested in waiting on the CofC college girls. SEVEN minutes later he was reminded head a table, he looked over his shoulder and said to the other, would then became our waiter “nah, I don’t want to deal with them, you can have it.” Well guess what, THAT guy got our tip and we’ll never be back because of your comments.

The Service, apart from that and with our new waiter was good. The food was not great, but decent and worth the value. I would NOT recommend this place as a dining spot but does look entertaining for music and drinking, unfortunately for them, they will never see any of our business.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Oysters, soft shell crab special and Brussel sprouts for openers. Grouper and shrimp and grits for dinner. Delicious. Ended with bourbon and a few beignets. Super service provided by Ian who energetically guided us through our meal. Loved the live jazz music. Must see if you are in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The restaurant was our favorite meal in the 5 days we were in Charleston. Our server Chris was very attentive and gave us great service. The only objection we had was smoking was happening at the bar and our table was nearby. We are used to restaurants that are no smoking in both California and Boston.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Prohibition must be highly underrated because there was absolutely no wait and everything was to die for. The drinks, while small, were mighty. We started with the Brussels and Pimento poppers which were to die for. Then all of our entrees were absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

All I can say is amazing! The drinks were excellent, best Manhattan I've had out in a long time, the Vieux Carre was great! My wife and I split the appetizers (Gnocchi, Burratta) and the steak and brussel sprouts, all were exceptional. The beignets for dessert were a nice finish. The band played 20's and 30's music as a nice background to the meal.

We will return the next time we're in Charleston as this was a real treat!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were visiting and looking for a good brunch place. The food was good and so was the atmosphere (though it was very dark in the back where we were sitting for noon on a Saturday). Would definitely recommend. There were several large bachelor/bachelorette groups that were easily accommodated so definitely good for groups as well.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The special, catch of the day, was terrific. We splurged on dessert chocolate mousse and donut holes, both enjoyable. Busy Friday night, loud, but a nice crowd.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My wife got shrimp and grits which was very good. I got the steak, which was cold and was not a good cut of meat. Grissle throughout and was not very flavorful. Worst $34 steak I’ve ever had

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were in Charleston for a girls weekend and Prohibition was highly recommended to us for good atmosphere and food. We had an 8:30 reservation for 5 people and arrived early for a drink at the bar first. We were seated all the way in the back of the restaurant by the back bar which would not have been our first choice because it's a totally different atmosphere than the front of the restaurant and we specifically made an 8:30 reservation so we could enjoy the live music. All was fine though and we went with it. We ordered 4 appetizers and another round of drinks and the waiter was great so far. Once our food came through, 2 people had ordered the shrimp and grits without the sauce because they don't eat pork and both orders came out smothered in the chorizo tomato sauce. The server offered to have it corrected "if we really wanted to". We didn't want to be a bother so they said they'd just pick around it. Not the end of the world. They but they spent almost $30 on a meal that they couldn't eat all of and he could have cared less. After dinner we ordered more drinks and a few desserts and were immediately brought the check. It was only 10:00 but we paid the check and all still had full drinks. Within 3 minutes 2 bussers came over without saying a word and picked up our table and moved it over about 3 feet and grabbed all of our drinks and cleared the table. Totally confused, I joking asked if we were being evicted and he simply replied, no but we need your table out of the way and took off with our drinks! We immediately found the manager, a woman named Samantha, and explained what happened. Her response was, I just started my shift and didn't see it happen so have no way of knowing if it really happened or not. So, she basically called us liars. We explained that we had just spent over $400 and asked her to replace two of the drinks that were taken from us and she refused and told us to email any complaints. Long story short, I will NEVER go here again!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Felt very rushed by our server - never offered desert - clearly trying to turn the table over to accommodate their bar scene - would not go back

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

How can you go wrong on St Patrick’s Day with Sean as your waiter! Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Would go back again anytime.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Two words- simply delicious. The cocktails are fantastic. The food is amazing. We will most definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Super delicious! The menu seems to be seasonal so don’t trust the open table menu that is shown but everything was amazing. We started with the Brussels sprouts and gnocchi and it was so delicious! Drinks were also amazing

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Outstanding experience and our server, Donna, was a delight!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Emma was an amazing server. She made our dinning experience memorable. Unfortunately it was her last night.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great dinner and environment.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

In town for the NCAA Rifle Championships. Picked Prohibition for Sunday brunch. Liked the food and service and they had live music. After eating we moved to the bar for a drink to listen to the music. Great selection of good bourbons and single malts. Friendly.

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