The Prohibition Experience

Happy New Year everyone! (Yes, I know, I'm a little late with the salutation, but it IS my first post of the year.) I'm hoping that you have all been keeping up with your New Year's resolutions! I, for one, have promised myself that I'd start writing on my blog more often, and I will see to it that it gets done! We'll see though, it's already February...

A few months ago, Ruben and I ventured to Prohibition, a nice little speakeasy in the Buckhead neighborhood--A.K.A. the "Beverly Hills" of Atlanta (from what I've heard). Although they are pretty hard to find in today's world, I absolutely LOVE going to speakeasies. Not only are they hard to find, but a lot of people just don't know about them. It's like having your own secret hang out spot! With a bar! 

You're probably wondering, where is this Prohibition that you speak of? Well, you just have to know where to go and who to talk to!

Prohibition is not where you think it is!

Just like other speakeasies I've been to, Prohibition has its own set of rules. 

My personal favorite: #3. I love having any kind of excuse to dress up!

One thing Prohibition gets right is their drinks. Their drink menu is huge. And long. Pages and pages of libations, cocktails, hard "A", whatever you want to call it. But it's also okay not to know what to drink if you can't decide what to drink. Just tell the bartender what you like, and he'll come up with something amazing. 

Ruben decided to be adventurous and ordered absinthe (left). I, on the other hand, ordered the Bramble (right), a cocktail primarily made with gin. I have to be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of gin, but this drink alone may have converted me!
If I could describe the food there, it would be delicious, but just a little short of spectacular. The portions are small, presentation isn't bad, food is of good quality, but nothing original. Just your typical bar food with the "volume turned up." (Can you guess which Food Network chef likes to say this A LOT?) Besides, I hear that their food comes from a nearby restaurant. (*hint hint*)

Food Going Clockwise: Seared tuna, lamb lollipops, spicy mac' and cheese, variety of flatbreads

Now, if you're ever in the area and decide to check out Prohibition, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Prohibition also happens to be a cigar bar, which means smoking is allowed! If you're sensitive to cigar smoke or don't like coming out smelling like it, I suggest you don't go!
2. If you plan on eating there, make sure you get there before 11 PM. That's when they stop serving food.
3. The best days to go are any day that's not Friday or Saturday. If you do go on those days, make sure to get there EARLY! It can get really crowded! Ruben and I like to go there during the beginning/middle of the week, and when we go, it's not so crowded and we always get the best service. :)

Prohibition is one of our "go-to" hang out spots. If you're interested in checking it out and need a little guidance, I'd be happy to point you in the right direction. :)

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