Prohibition Liquor Bar is a unique, upscale bar with a 1920’s feel located at 548 5th Avenue in San Diego. The ambiance is much like what party-goers experienced at a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era. The bar bans cell phone use and their dress code is strictly enforced. Men must wear a collared shirt, and athletic shoes, sandals, shorts, and ball caps are not permitted. The bartenders add to the atmosphere by dressing in typical 1920’s pageboy garb.
The drink menu is filled with exciting new twists on classic drinks that everyone can love. The house cocktail of choice is The Bidwell which consists of rye whiskey, orange bitters, and Cocchi Barolo Chinato, a red wine variety. Another favorite is the Dorflinger which is a pre-prohibition drink. It’s made with gin, absinthe, and orange bitters.
More exotic cocktails include the Mi Deseo which translates from Spanish and means “my desire.” It is made with tequila, habanero, cinnamon, pineapple, lime, and sugar. The Bijou, which is French for “jewel” is a gin drink that also has green chartreuse, sweet vermouth, and orange bitters to represent the diamond, emerald, and the ruby.
Prohibition is open every Wednesday through Saturday from 7pm until 2am. Reservations are encouraged and tickets can be bought online. Groups larger than six are not permitted. Their Guest List is not enforced on Wednesdays.