Southern California February 08, 2020
Travel Through Time And Celebrate The Roaring Twenties At Prohibition Lounge, A Delightful Theme Bar In Southern California
The 1920s were best known for being the Prohibition era — but as we all know, that doesn’t mean Americans weren’t drinking. While those days are fortunately long gone, speakeasies are still very much a thing, and Southern California has plenty of them. We’re particularly fond of San Diego’s Prohibition Lounge, which features all the fun of sneaking around without the fear of legal ramifications.
Located behind a nondescript door in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, Prohibition Lounge is a sultry speakeasy that opened in 2009.
And since then, it's become one of the city's best-known secrets.
Step inside the covert entrance (the Law Office door is a nice touch) and prepare to be transported back in time.
This place is as authentic as it gets.
The dimly lit space is intimate and romantic, perfect for bringing a date or enjoying quiet conversation with a small group of friends.
This place has received dozens of local awards and accolades and it's easy to see why.
While 1920s apparel isn't required, you're more than welcome to rock it if you'd like — and many do.
And while pretty much anything goes during the week, you'll want to dress up a bit on Fridays and Saturdays (or at least leave the sweatshirts and athletic apparel at home).
The cocktails here are absolutely fantastic, ranging from classic concoctions to creative options.
The drinks are meant to channel the Prohibition era. They also rotate seasonally, so you can always count on a fresh selection.
Sometimes you'll even be treated to live music here.
And if you want to throw the best party of your life, you can book the entire place for a private event.
Prohibition lounge is a beloved local treasure deserving of every award it has received.
It's open Sunday through Thursday from 8 pm. to 1:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Have you been to
Prohibition Lounge yet? Check it out the next time you’re in San Diego.
Address: 548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, USA