Prohibition has found it’s way down into Vancouver – more specifically, the Yaletown area. Here they serve up their beers and a great menu to pair with their beers. I was invited for a tasting of the dinner menu and their beers, so I brought along Nickie to experience it all.
We started off with a flight of beer ($8). From left to right, we had the Smuggler Scotch Ale, Lawless IPA, Bootlegger Amber Ale and the Getaway Lager. The Smuggler Scotch Ale is the darkest of all of them – very full bodied and had hints of caramel flavour in it. It’s a lot less bitter than most darker beers I’ve experienced, and so I found this one enjoyable. The Lawless IPA is a little bitter but is smooth going on the way down. It definitely paired well with our food. The last two – the Bootlegger Amber and Getaway were our favourites. They are both lighter and very refreshing. We started off with these two before the food arrived.
Up next are the Duck Wings ($11) – yep, instead of the traditional chicken, they serve duck and it’s actually really delicious! We had the Lemon Pepper but they have hot or bbq sauces that are made in-house as well. I enjoyed the taste of the lemon pepper – it went well with the duck. Although it is a little drier than chicken wings would be, the lemon pepper and ranch sauce make up for it.
Our next appetizer is the Poutine ($8) – this is a vegetarian poutine made with mushroom ale gravy. You can add pulled pork to it, but it’s not too bad on it’s own. The fries are nice and crispy and the mushroom gravy is great, I wanted to order another thing of it on the side so I could dip the rest of the fries into it!
Our two entrees were the Steak Frites ($20) and Roast Chicken ($19). The roast chicken was alright, but the white wine mushroom cream sauce is what really saved the dish. I’ve never really been a big fan of ordering roast chicken at a restaurant – so maybe I’m biased on that front.
However, I could speak volumes on their Steak Frites. We were in a bit of a rush, so I didn’t get to ask where they sourced their meat from but the steak was superb.
Grilled to perfection, slightly smokey and a great pang of pepper taste to it. The inside is done perfectly – medium-rare. And the fries that went with it, also nice, crispy and hot. I would definitely come back for this.
We also tried two of their cocktails – all cocktails are served as doubles by the way – the Moonshine Sour and the Lawless Mule. Out of the two, I really enjoyed the Moonshine Sour and I will definitely be back to have it again! It had a nice crisp taste to it that was not too puckerish sour but just right and very refreshing.
The Lawless Mule has a great strong taste to it with the vodka and ginger. I’m not a big cocktail drinker – but if you are one, I could I see this being a great drink for the experienced cocktail fan!
Prohibition Tasting Room serves lunch and dinner in Yaletown – definitely check them out for their cocktails and beers! I will be back to try their lunch sandwiches soon!
You can check out their menu and website right here.
Disclaimer: Please note that I was invited by Prohibition Brewing Company to try their menu and my meal was comped, I was not paid nor expected to write this review. All opinions are my own.