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503 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.785242 -73.973039
nr. 84th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-579-3100 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10


    5 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Bar Food, Billiards, Live Music, Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Singles Scene, Smoking Area, Swank
Photo by Robert K. Chin

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Sun-Mon, 4:30pm-1am; Tue-Wed, 4:30pm-2:30am; Thu, 4:30pm-3am; Fri-Sat, 4:30pm-4am

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 4:30pm-7pm; $6 frozen margaritas and well drinks, $5 select beer and wine

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 86th St.; 1 at 86th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


Prohibition typifies the Upper West Side bar scene. It's spacious and funky but not overly hip. It's popular but rarely packed. The waitstaff is young, beautiful and unpretentious. The cool décor features lamps made out of out of skinny lightbulbs suspended in wine bottles. In the front bar area, live bands perform on a tiny stage: Every night features a different musical act, from groovy funk to jazz. If you'd rather focus on your date (or your martini—try one of the many house-made varieties), head to the back room, where you can also dine on surprisingly good New American cuisine.

Live Music

Tue-Wed, 8pm-midnight; Thu, 8:30pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 10pm-2am; Sun, 8pm-11pm

Open Mic

Mondays at 9pm