Charleston Takes a Step Back in History as Mercury Becomes Prohibition

1017028_642577039110448_1861393786_aIn the location formerly occupied by Mercury Bar, Prohibition is an establishment with a tip of the hat to the age of Fitzgerald, flappers, speakeasies and ragtime kids. This new restaurant and bar in the booming Upper King Street area brings guests back in time to experience not just the era, but the era as it was in Charleston. 

9213 (1 of 1)-20No stone has been left unturned when it comes to the authenticity of Prohibition. Tapping internationally renowned interior designer Benjamin Kay with local architect Neil Stevenson consulting, and some of Charleston’s most skilled artists providing their talents, Prohibition extends the roaring ‘20s themed atmosphere and ambiance for a social dining and nightlife experience unparalleled and un-pinnacled in the Holy City and beyond. The establishment’s new co-founders James Walsh and Jon Teevan, along with Operations Manager Stephanie Mahon, felt it was essential that all of the right pieces be in place in developing and constructing their vision for Prohibition.

Walsh elaborates, “Prohibition is more than a dining establishment or bar. It is an extension of Charleston’s culture and history, providing a sensory experience in how that history molded Charleston into the destination it is today.”

Executive Chef Stephen Thompson has created an illustriously delicious food menu infused with locally grown and caught edibles that will dazzle even the most distinguished and seasoned palates. Diners can expect culinary delights that include creative twists on local favorites and sophisticated versions of traditional American fare from savory seafood entrees to the finest cuts of meat prepared with perfection. Additionally, Mixologist Jim McCourt provides nothing less than cocktail wizardry with extensive liquor, wine and beer offerings, including a planned in-house aged whiskey.

Stage for ban

Stage for bands

Taking the Prohibition experience beyond the culinary, guests can expect live music performances spanning jazz, big band, blues and Dixieland genres as well as contemporary tastes from local and international artists. Dance demonstrations and lessons featuring jazz, swing, Cuban steps and the Charleston will also be featured.

Prohibition is located at 547 King Street, and is currently open seven days a week from 5pm-2am and Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11-3. Abbreviated versions of the new food and drink menus are available until Thursday, September 26, when the new, full menus will be made available to the public.

For more information, visit www.prohibitioncharleston.com.

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