Riverside, California

Yes, the upside down “A”  is on purpose! A whiskey bar next to the historic Mission Inn, Pro∀bition is more than simply a place to grab a drink. In keeping to its prohibition theme, the hostess at the front door can often be seen in a flapper’s dress, and the bartenders have the classy 20’s vibe as well.

Mural on the wall in keeping with their theme.

The thing that really sets this place apart for the whiskey searcher is their selection. While they certainly have a large number of whiskeys on hand, the uniqueness of their selection is a playground. They tend to stock full lines of whiskey. Instead of one or two expressions from a distiller, they carry almost the full range.

Whiskey selection behind the bar.

For example one can choose from Glenfiddich 12, 18, 19, 21, or my personal all-time favorite, Glenfiddich 30 year. Old Pappy can be had from 10 through 23, and the rye as well. Of course the also carry a wide selection of single-expression distillers as well, including a few brands I have not heard of before! So if you’re looking for something different, don’t be afraid to ask if they have anything not on display for you to experiment with.

Rachel at Pro∀bition.
Rachel at Pro∀bition.

A highly recommend stop if you happen to be in the area! They offer a great selection and a depth usually not seen most places. The bartenders are knowledgable and willing to help you on your whiskey journey. Say hello to bartender Rachel if you stop in.


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