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Bye-Bye, Mercury Bar; Hello, Prohibition

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

You'll have to find a new place to twerk on the weekends, because the bass dropping party spot Mercury Bar is no more. City Paper's Stephanie Barna speaks with co-owners James Walsh and John Teevan about their decision to transform the space into Prohibition.

"We put a tin ceiling in and took all the neon and plastic and tacky stuff out," states Walsh. The new look is rustic and comforting. The renovated environment should target imbibers who prefer to hang out at quieter cocktail stops like The Belmont or Proof. What will set Prohibition apart from the competition will be the live jazz/swing/Cuban bands and their stepped up food program. The menu was lost in the former Mercury Bar, but more emphasis will be placed on chef Stephen Thompson's plates with the new opening.

With the popularity of all things Jazz Age this year, thanks to The Great Gatsby film, Prohibition should draw a crowd on Upper King.
· Prohibition Putting Some Swing onto Upper King [CP]
· Prohibition [Facebook]


547 King Street, Charleston SC