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Prohibition Taproom

Not Rated.
Prohibition TaproomProhibition Taproom
BA SCORE
89
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Taps: 9
Bottles: 55
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

501 N 13th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123-3632
United States
phone: (215) 238-1818

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @prohibitiontr

Notes:
Hours:
Sunday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

(Place added by: eldondre on 12-03-2008)
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Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%

***Re-reviewing Prohibition***

I had a better experience my second time around. I still don't love how loud and dark and slightly claustrophobic the place gets, but service was much more professional this time.

We visited on a weekday evening during happy hour- dollar off brews and five-dollar food items. The fried cheese curds were fantastic, a perfect beer snack.

Dogfish 90, Founders Sweet Repute, Bell's Cherry Stout... some cool beers on tap this time. Still not a destination, but fine if you happen to be around (not sure why you would, though)
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I had this bar mapped out before we even got to Phila because it is close to the hotel we were staying at in Chinatown-Convention Center. We parked in a desolate street and walked to Prohibition. Odd neighborhood, isn’t it? A bit sketchy, pretty empty… not much around.

A ten-minute walk to the Convention Center but it feels like a world apart. I was surprised at how pack the bar was, considering how empty the streets are outside. A little too loud for my taste, and then I got lame service from a lame bartender who didn’t know beer from bourbon.

The draft menu was lost on a board above the bar, too blurry to see in a dark bar. The wife had a Stone Sublimely, and beyond that I saw Lost Abbey Red Barn, Smuttynose, 21st Amendment, Voodoo Pitzilla, Great Divide Orabelle. Not very impressed.

I did love the bar, funky-shaped and with islands jutting out of it that act as tables. It is unlikely I will visit often...

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 19, 2014
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My brother lives in the neighborhood so we stopped in last night for some beers and dinner before heading down to the Phillies game.

Located on a quiet corner and marked with a big "BAR" sign and a much smaller one with the establishment's name, the Prohibition Taproom is a great neighborhood bar with an interesting beer list and good food.

The space is small but the bar has several peninsulas jutting out from it which creates more seats. Since it was 4:30 on a Saturday, we opted to sit at the bar and watch the Olympics which were on the two small televisions on either side of the bar.

The tap list and daily specials are listed on a chalkboard above the bar. There were 9 beers on tap including one on nitro and one cask. The selections were quite diverse ranging from Ommegang Biere D'Hougoumont to PBC Porter. I opted for a few Evil Genius hefeweizens while my brother had the Twisted Pine saison.

The food selection was pretty standard pub grub - burgers, wings, sandwiches, fish and chips, etc. I had the burger which was real quality. Perfectly cooked to medium rare with sautéed onions and sharp cheddar...served with some tasty thin but french fries. My brother had the brisket sandwich and said it was good as well.

Service was good. The bar wasn't particularly busy but our bartender did a good job of keeping tabs on us without being too intrusive.

Prices were reasonable...two sandwiches and four beers for $40.00. Not bad at all.

Overall, a nice little corner neighborhood taproom. I plan to stop in regularly when I visit my brother.

pburland23, Aug 05, 2012
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Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.