How Stepping into the Past Can Help You Appreciate the Finer Things
The year is 1933 and prohibition has just been repealed. Bootleggers are rejoicing and the Gatsby-style is flourishing.
Nearly 85 years later in Savannah, Georgia, the festivities are still going on, but thanks to Prohibition, Savannah’s first throwback speakeasy restaurant and bar, it still feels like 1933.
“Savannah is already a time warp,” says owner Ray Burns. “But being able to walk into a place that feels like a bygone era and be able to sit down at the bar or watch a show, while enjoying quality, upscale drinks and food is really what it’s about.”
Over the years there’s been a loss of quality in the food service, but Prohibition is using the past to regain that quality. With an entire menu made from scratch (including dressings and sauces), the chefs prepare all of the locally sourced ingredients every morning.
But it’s not just about enjoying the food and beverages; it’s also about immersing yourself in the culture and atmosphere. Prohibition is a nod to the bootlegger style, with rustic décor, wood furnishing, and Edison style light bulbs scattered throughout.
“It’s a fun dining experience because our servers have complete knowledge of our food, spirits, and wines,” Burns says. “People come here to engage the bartenders. They come to learn how the drinks history of the drinks, to learn how and why we cook the dishes we do. “ •
Whether it’s lunch, brunch, or dinner you’re looking for, a quality meal with stellar Southern service will always be around the corner at Prohibition.
125 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD, SAVANNAH 31401