|Craft of Cocktails Mural inside Prohibition|
Located in the Houston Galleria, this 1930's inspired speakeasy is a great spot to grab a much needed cocktail after work or to just enjoy a night on the town with your friends. They have a piano lounge on the first level with the "Nickel Bar" where magic is created. There is a sexy-ass club on the second level with the "Penny Bar" to help get you into all sorts of trouble. I am in love with this space.
|The First Level: Piano Lounge & Nickel Bar|
|The Second Level: DJ Lounge & Penny Bar|
|Andrew Taake = Awesome|
All I know is that Andrew makes memorable concoctions--at least by taste, because I for sure cannot remember the names! With all of their bar tools and some unique ingredients, the Prohibition team will satisfy your imbibing fantasies.
|The Nickel Bar where fantasies come true!|
Mr. Taake makes strong and delicious drinks. Here is what I am able to recall:
Old FashionedThis is hands down one of my favorite drinks. I really wish I would have worn a fedora so I could look smart while I sat at the bar sipping my old fashioned!
|Prohibition's Old Fashioned|
AviationThis classic gin cocktail left nothing to be desired!
No NameI can not remember the name of this drink but I believe it had tobacco tincture in it?! Or maybe it is just the alcohol talking and that is really cinnamon! Andrew, hit me up and let me know what this drink is.
|Prohibition's No Name Drink - Andrew hit me up and tell me what this is!|
Bacon MariaThis is another cocktail that I am not 100 percent sure of; but I am going to call this bad girl the "Bacon Maria". In my haze I believe this is her name but I could be wrong. Regardless of what you want to call her, isn't she pretty?! And, yes that is Texas-size bacon!
|Prohibition's "Bacon Maria"--at least I think that's her name!|
The Tale of the SazeracIn the late 1800's, somewhere deep in the French Quarter there was a Haitian immigrant named Monsieur Antoine Peychaud who was quite popular mixing special cocktails with cognac and his secret family recipe for bitters. Some say that deep in the Quarters you can find some of the OBs (Original Bartenders) who have a secret stash of Monsieur Peychaud's bitters! The locals grew to love his drinks and named them "Sazerac Cocktail" after the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street.
ConclusionWith burlesque, food and cocktails; Prohibition brings the Boardwalk Empire experience to the Houston scene. I will have to sample the food on my next visit which I hope will be soon.
|Prohibition "The Craft of Cocktails"|