Prohibition – Irony with a Touch of Class

“Drinking has generally increased; the speakeasy has replaced the saloon.” -John D. Rockefeller

Sure Bootleggers is a bar named after the events surrounding The Noble Experiment, but only one tavern really represents the thematic Volstead Act best (and subject of today’s blog) … my new favorite beverage vendor in Minneapolis:  Prohibition.

Located on the 26th floor of the new W Hotel in the Foshay Tower of Downtown Minneapolis, this is a great bar for happy hours, social gatherings and late night stumblings. Last Friday, Fineman, Shkolnik, Liz Hiland and I decided to stop by around bar time and enjoyed the chic style and class of the semi-private rooms and corners sporting luxury couches, chairs and decorations. The drinks were pricey, sure, but what downtown bar isn’t? And for Scotch fans like ourselves, we couldn’t resist the expensive/expansive drink menu – a 38 year old single malt for $65 a glass … yowza!

If you are a regular downtowner, or looking for an excuse for a nice night out, plan a dinner at Manny’s followed by cocktails upstairs at Prohibition. Or I guess you could always go to Bootleggers if you want to see men dance on poles and 19 year old bar sl*ts.

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