About Prohibition

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.

547 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Wolfe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 793-2964

Website:
http://www.prohibitioncharleston.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz, Swing and Big Band Music. DJ's late night on the weekends. Dance floor for dancing.

Parking Details:
There is metered parking on the street (meter stops at 6pm) and a nearby public parking garage.

Public Transit:
The city of Charleston offers a free trolley- please check their website for details.

Executive Chef:
Greg Garrison

Additional:
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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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.

Prohibition Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.2

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (24)
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Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Romantic (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

We loved the patrons , the live music, and the authentic fun dancing without pretense. No weird vibe...just fun.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was wonderful! I didn’t like what I ordered and my server asked what he could do, before I could say anything. I wasn’t charged for the order and I was given a complementary dessert! Absolutely lovely service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Not a huge menu, but the food was great!!! Local fish option. Fun drink options. Friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waitress was overworked and was slow and not responsive to request for coffee refills, etc. Food was very good and inexpensive. Very good value for price. Check was miscalculated.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by the steak dish, really impressive flavors and delicious cocktails. Service a little sluggish but personable and knowledgeable.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Service was super slow (especially drinks) we ordered beer and bloody mary's so nothing complicated. Not sure if it was an off time/day, but was surprised because this restaurant is usually fast with their service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fun, Live Music, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time! Our server was very attentive and the burger was 10/10

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great experience during dinner with a friend! Excellent service, food and drinks!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Once again, delicious. When we visit from Miami again, we will be sure to come back for a 3rd time.

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 (Panama)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Pistachio Guy was best original take on an Irish coffee I've ever tasted. Should be a permanent fixture on the menu.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The family went to Prohibition for Xmas eve lunch and really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and the service was good. Would definitely recommend this place.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great atmosphere. The food exceeded our expectations

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Sold brunch spot.
Attentive friendly staff.
Good selections and very tasty.
Excellent bar with great bloody marys

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great brunch

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good service, good food and drinks, and cool restaurant overall. Food could have been slightly hotter, that was our table of six only thing mentioned. Price was right and the portions were perfect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Live Music, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Organic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The entire staff made us feel welcome. Amazing food. The brussel sprouts are a must! We will certainly be back!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We came down to Charleston just to have Dinner and Drinks at Prohibition. Worth every penny probably some of the best food and drinks I’ve ever had!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Horrible. Not the restaurant’s fault, because I’ve eaten there before and enjoyed it, but there was the MOST unruly crowd there. The poor hostesses were hauling jackets around to clear space for diners, they took forever to seat us for our reservation, and they sat us right in the middle of the unruly crowd. Would’ve preferred something near the back away from the ratchet drunks. Got approached AND TOUCHED by a very drunk young man, and that is when we walked out. Didn’t even get menus. Not the reataurant’s fault, but wont be going back if that’s the crowd they draw.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The Service and the Food/Beverage were amazing, had heard Prohibition for a while and finally went ourselves ... a great evening. We did a Tapas style dinner to try more items - all were phenomenal! Look forward to getting back sooner and more often - just spectacular.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Crafted cocktails were excellent! The bar has a nice vibe. There is definitely more action in the front.

We were seated in back dining room and there was another smaller bar and tv, a plus since college game was on.

Service was good. Food was excellent but came out slow. It took about 26 minutes to get a simple appetizer. I believe it was bad timing because there was a private event out back they were bringing food out for. People around us came later and left before we were finished.

The staff tended to use the back bar as a break area before it got busy and boxes were stacked up outside the window. Two couples in a row asked to be moved to a different table when the hostess tried to seat them nearby The ambience in this area needs some TLC.

Overall we would go again and stay at the front bar.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food. Very loud

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first visit, we came for my birthday (Fri 12.1). We did the Tasting Menu, plus an order of Bone Marrow (so good!!) Chris did a great job of pacing the meal and suggesting wine to pair with the courses.
Thank you again for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We might try Prohibition again but probably not for brunch. The music was nothing like what was advertised. They are charging $6 for a side biscuit that was small & dried out. This is ridiculous in my opinion.

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was lit

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great experience, fantastic food and great service!

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

An absolutely pleasant experience. The bartender was excellent and the food was fantastic.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We are frequent diners at this restaurant and unfortunately on this occasion had a negative experience. Our order was promptly taken for a party of two, and it didn’t come out for an hour and twenty minutes. I️ understand things happen and I️ wouldn’t normally be upset at slow service, but not once in the first hour did our server even refills our waters. I️ would’ve expected at least an apology or some compensation. That being said, I️ will definitely return because this is typically a fantastic restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Don't sit close to the stage or any conversation will be difficult. Even with just a guitar and mandolin bluegrass duo the amplified sound was overwhelming. Other than that the food from the brunch menu was just adequate.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our waiter, Chris was terrific. His recommendations were perfect. The drinks and food were very good. Music was fun.

Tags: Live Music, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a great time at Prohibition. The live jazz was great! The burger is delicious, and it’s big enough to share, especially if you share the tasty burrata (or another appetizer) like we did. I’d go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Grouper, which I only eat when I’m in Florida or. Early, was rubbery. The drinks were interesting and service was great, but the meal was disappointing.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We ate there late on a Thursday night and it was fairly quiet. Had a burger and my daughter had a chicken dish. Food was good, waiter a little too solicitous which made us uncomfortable. Excellent rum cake dessert with butterscotch topping.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I needed a place to get a bite before heading out of town on a Saturday morning. Found Prohibition by accident. The service was friendly and helpful, the recommended Moscow mule was tasty and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp Benedict and it was mighty fine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Don’t let the small menu fool you, the food here is unreal. Every drink and dish we tried was incredibly well thought out and perfectly executed. You know when you take a bite of something and your eyes go wide in amazement? That was seriously everything here.
We were there on a Monday night, the only night without live music, so it was actually quiet and intimate but seeing the stage for the band in the back I think it’s probably usually a lively and loud place. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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