LOOK INSIDE the New Prohibition!

Prohibition bar

Since its doors closed at the beginning of the pandemic, Prohibition has undergone a complete renovation and rebranding, and the doors of the iconic venue officially reopen at 503 Columbus Avenue (between 84th and 85th streets) on Tuesday, December 21.

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As we previously wrote, the Upper West Side bar’s new theme is in the name itself – the Prohibition-era of the 1920s. The space, parter Michael Trenk told us, has essentially been designed to look like a “Prohibition-themed museum.”

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New Prohibition Upper West Side Columbus Avenue

Richard Herschenfeld and Michael Trenk

Prohibition partners Richard Herschenfeld & Michael Trenk at the entrance of their new Speakeasy room, which will be available for private events.

To match the vibes of the interior, staff members will rock Prohibition-era outfits.

Partners Thomas Sheridan, Tristan Colton and Michael Trenk

Partners Michael Trenk, Thomas Sheridan, and Tristan Colton

Tristan Colton is the in-house mixologist who will be directing the new cocktail program.

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The partners have also hired a new chef, Alberto Gomez, who previously worked at the Grand Havana Room in Midtown. The menu will consist of upscale American plates, with signature dishes including a cheesesteak egg roll, shrimp kebab and a crackling roast pork dish – which Trenk considers the “best new dish in New York.”

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Another new entree will be a cheeseburger on a Portuguese sweet bun with tomato onion jam, and while giant pretzels won’t actually be on the menu, there’s a chance you’ll be able to score one if you ask.

A few more menu teasers:

Warmed old fashion apple pie for two:

Warmed Old fashion Apple pie for two

Mushroom risotto:

Mushroom risotto

Organic roast chicken:

Prohibition's organic roast chicken

Fish and chip tacos:

Fish and chip tacos

Romain wedge salad:

Romain wedge salad

Prohibition has been on the Upper West Side since 1996, drawing big crowds for its live music which will be returning to the venue. This includes a performance by White Wedding on New Year’s Eve.

For now, Prohibition will be open Tuesday through Saturdays starting at 4:30pm. To learn more and for updates, visit prohibition.net.




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