Popular Speakeasy Offers New Cocktails

The Band Broke Up (courtesy photo)

Prohibition, GBOD Hospitality Group’s popular speakeasy offers new cocktails that go against the grain of pumpkin spice, and instead reflect San Diego’s endless summer climate.

Created by GBOD Hospitality Group beverage director and Prohibition lead bartender, Ryan Andrews, the new hand-crafted cocktails include: Peaches and Crème, made with FEW Breakfast Gin, Giffard Crème de Peche De Vigne, lemon and orgeat; The Band Broke Up, a blend of El Silencio Mezcal, lemon, honey, blackberries and R&D Fire Bitters; and Cuban Swizzle, a combination of Rumhaven, Green Chartreuse, lime, demerara and pineapple.

The new drinks are supported by a menu categorized by spirit and more cocktails that highlight the San Diego’s sunny mindset, such as Orange Julias Ceasar, made with You & Yours Sunday Gin, lemon, honey and Magdala egg white; and Strrraarrgghhmmy Navy, a combination of Rives Pink Strawberry Gin, lemon, orgeat and R&D house bitters.

To add extra buzz to the evening, Prohibition hosts live music performances by B-Side Players’ Karlos Paez and Friends on Wednesdays, Lightning Room Sessions hosted by Shane Hall on Thursdays,  and Sunday Solos Sessions hosted by Shane Hall on Sundays, each beginning at 9 p.m.

Hidden underground at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, more information about Prohibition is available by calling 619.501.1919 or online at www.prohibitionsd.com.

About Prohibition

Rapturous live music and hypnotic lighting capture the elusive spirit of the 1920s-era underground bar scene at Prohibition, GBOD Hospitality Group’s sultry speakeasy at 548 Fifth Ave. in San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter. A door behind a sign inconspicuously marked “Law Office – Eddie O’Hare, ESQ” reveals stairs that lead underground to the hidden bar, which is drenched in red lighting. Famous for its meticulously prepared craft cocktails, Prohibition is open Tuesday through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. More information about Prohibition is available on the website at www.prohibitionsd.com and on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter @ProhibitionSD.

About GBOD Hospitality Group

GBOD Hospitality Group was founded in 2012 by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi with the opening of Mezé Greek Fusion in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Two new partners, Joe Santos and Aleko Achtipes, joined GBOD in 2014 with the aim to build a portfolio of dynamic hospitality brands. Building on the success of Mezé, GBOD took over operations of Prohibition, an underground speakeasy at 548 Fifth Ave. in early 2017. They went on to introduce two new concepts, El Chingon Bad Ass Mexican and Havana 1920, both located at 548 Fifth Ave., later that same year. In late 2020, GBOD debuted its first restaurant outside of San Diego with the opening of El Chingon in Fort Worth, Texas at 2800 Bledsoe St. #100. Additional locations are now in development. More information is on the website at www.gbodgroup.com, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @GBODGroup.