I wouldnt give this place one star,anyways its smelly in there and they overcharge customers the owners n management is trying to be slick!
This club should stop going to the jail to find staff. Unprofessional and disrespectful. The whole place smells like marijuana. Inadequate restroom.
No security, not worth getting a knives pulled on you while security flirtation with girls.
Very dirty, very rude staff, and racist. You can't be serious.
We went there and it was completely empty with no music and the bartender was no help on the issue of why it looked like a wasteland... So LAME
While the venue is nice and the bartenders are friendly, the management is inherently racist and two-faced. Next time you go there take a look around at the staff. Do you see any black bartenders, shot girls, bouncers, etc. NOPE. The only black employee is the guy that works in the bathroom. There is a constant double-standard in how the dress code is enforced, with black males often being turned away in the same attire that their white counterparts are wearing inside. The only reason they have the "urban" Monday nights (which unfortunately don't represent black people in a very good light, but I digress) is b/c it makes them so much money they are basically forced to tolerate it.
The owner yelled at me and threatened me one day when I was snapping pictures of the neighborhood. He thought I was taking pictures of his place, and for some reason that really angered him. In reality, I was snapping a picture of the smoke stack in the opposite direction. He basically came at me. I'm surprised he is a business owner, and I hope he goes belly up. Sorry jazz musicians if he does, but hopefully someone nice and not crazy will open up an establishment.
I went sunday, and they told me that they no longer do the show there.
Prohibition is an interesting concept, and has a lot of potential, but there were some major drawbacks that will probably lead to me never visiting again.
First, after being seated I ordered their take on the Manhattan. When getting the Manhattan, served neat in a martini glass, there were obvious lip stains around the glass. Gross! My friend also had an obviously dirty glass. Not only was the glass visibly dirty, it smelled like wet dog (seriously)!
Second, I know this is a cigar bar, so smoke is to be expected. But to be a cigar bar with zero filtration is a bad idea. After the first person lit up, the entire place seemed to fill with smoke. A little later and a few more lit cigars, it was pretty hard to enjoy ourselves the smoke was so dense. Maybe you're going with the "It's the 20s and this air filtration idea hasn't been invented yet" theme but do yourselves a favor and invest in some nice filtration products.
Third, and the biggest issue for me, the bartender was completely rude to everyone. He was literally snapping at customers and being very caustic with the nearby patrons. I am usually an easygoing guy, but seeing this behavior towards paying customers was shocking to me! He was also barking orders to the lovely waitstaff. I didn't catch his name, but if you ever go to Prohibition, avoid the chubby bald guy.
Ultimately, unless someone begs me to go, I won't be visiting Prohibition again. I'd rather drink Evan Williams across the street, than a nice single-malt ruined by dirty glasses and bullied-in-high-school bartenders.
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