Attending a BYOB party was exceedingly difficult during Prohibition, requiring a password for entry and the ability to bring your own bathtub full of gin. Enjoy all the potables post-Prohibition America has to offer with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of casual American dinner fare and drinks at Prohibition on Columbus Avenue in the Upper West Side.
Set within an upscale speakeasy atmosphere, Prohibition ensnares picky patrons with a diverse menu of casual 1920s-inspired victuals and cocktails. Begin the gustatory beguine with a tuna taco starter, swimming in wasabi mayo and Asian coleslaw ($11), or plant pincers in a veggie-bedecked goat-cheese pizza ($14). Mini the Works burgers quell carnivorous cravings with a supporting cast of applewood bacon, american cheese, thousand-island dressing, and a side of shoestring fries ($11 for two, $18 for four).
Prohibition's wide array of illicit elixirs ranges from signature cocktails such as the Bootlegger, bolstered by bourbon, jalapeño-infused maple syrup, cherry liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters on the rocks ($12) to the Corpse Reviver No. 2, a mix of Plymouth gin, Lillet Blanc, Combier triple sec, and lemon juice ($11).
Toast the ruination of the Anti-Saloon League in the earth-toned eatery, peppered with olive-green booths and muted lighting as you tap toe to the melodic stylings of nightly live bands or belt out ballads at live-band karaoke on Wednesdays.