Monday, July 6, 2015

Prohibition Tap Room Review

If you're looking for a neighborhood bar where the food is good and craft beers are on offer, look no further than Prohibition Tap Room. Located near Bufad Pizza and Cafe Lift, Prohibition Tap Room certainly held its own when the GF and I stopped by last Fall.

There are plenty of comfy bar stools and several tables as well. It's a dive in the best sense of the word. 

Bourbon County Stout [$10.50]
Aged Imperial Stout, Goose Island Beer Co, IL 

As soon as I saw that Bourbon County Stout was on offer here, I was sold. Rich, creamy, with a subtle bitterness and chocolate on the finish, this makes for great drinking.

Spring Garden [$9]
Tanqueray gin, basil, grapefruit, lemon, sugar  

The GF was in a cocktail kind of mood so went with their Spring Garden cocktail - sweet, tart, with nice basil undertones.

Corn Chowder [$6]

They had a corn chowder special which we opted for. Rather than a cream-based broth, this was clean, with great corn flavor, which I appreciated. Whole chunks of potatoes had nice bite, with plenty of corn and ham studded throughout. There was some depth here. It was served with some crisp, buttery bread.  

Poutine [$9]
House-cut fries, shredded beef gravy, melted cheese curds

The poutine was a decent iteration, showcasing crisply, thin house-cut fries.  The beef gravy wasn't overly heavy, and bits of melted cheese curds helped to create a good bite. Could have used more curds and gravy though.

Mixed Green Salad [$10]
Baby lettuce, cherry tomatoes, radish, pickled red onion, Millwood Springs blue cheese, toasted walnuts, red wine vinaigrette 

The GF enjoyed her salad, which was well-dressed. The pickling of the red onions offered some sweet acidity along with the red wine vinaigrette, which balanced the funky blue cheese nicely. The walnuts and fresh radish helped to add some texture to each bite.

Burger [$13]
100% grass-fed beef, Amish cheddar, Bibb lettuce, onion rings

I'm normally not a big fan of grass-fed beef, but this was the butteriest version I've ever tasted. The Amish cheddar was nicely sharp and the onion ring added some extra heft to each juicy bite. This was accompanied by well-seasoned and crisp fries.

So if you're in the area, don't hesitate to check out Prohibition Tap Room. They make a mean burger and they curate some good brews! 

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