By Stasia DeMarco
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Not many people think about the Constitution when they sidle up to a bar to sip a cocktail, but Prohibition Taproom pays homage to the passing of the 21st Amendment on December 5th, 1933 every day.
With its neon red BAR sign out front, it feels like entering a speakeasy. And that’s not unintentional. The room has over 100 artifacts from the Prohibition era as well as a 1929 Buick Marquette. You almost wonder if a flapper is about to approach your table.
The general manager, Jon Lyons, has put together a beer and cocktail program featuring rotating tap handles and a top-notch cocktail list with an affordable, scrumptious food menu.
Lyons likes that the taproom sets itself apart by hosting a variety of events in addition to the traditional local favorites like Beer Week or their annual Night of Good Humor.
“We have a roast every year of a prominent person in the beer scene. We did Don Russell, Joe Six Pack, and that was a riot. We also did Steve Mashington from Yards Brewing the year before.”
The Taproom prefers to do funky, off-the-wall stuff like beer cocktail events or a traditional goose feast with a beer named after a goose. Every Wednesday is Mystery Keg Night, where people have to check the Taproom’s website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@ProhibitionTR) to get there before the keg is kicked.
If music is your thing, Sundays are BYOV (bring your own vinyl). Lyons says they spin the records the customers bring in and those people get 20% off their entire tab.
Another cool discount is to the National Constitution Center’s exhibit on the Prohibition Era. The Taproom is a partner in the exhibit, so be sure to hold onto your meal receipt as there is a special $2 discount code at the bottom.
Listen to interview with General Manager Jon Lyons…
For more information about Prohibition Taproom, visit: www.theprohibitiontaproom.com