I’m pretty sure I’m one of few Atlantans who never had the opportunity to visit Prohibition before it closed months ago (tsk tsk, I know), but it seems as if the bar has been reborn thanks to the newly-opened, Red Phone Booth. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Red Phone Booth serves as a cigar lounge and Prohibition-style bar.
I had the opportunity to visit Red Phone Booth, during a media event earlier this month, and I was immediately impressed by the richness of the space. Lots of deep colors and wood detailing. The space is also filled with a number of cozy, leather couches for your Lushworthy leisure.
During my visit, the mixologists whipped up a number of classic cocktails. I opted for a Caipirinha (in the spirit of the Rio Olympics), a modified whiskey sour, and a Flirtini (don’t ask). I absolutely loved the modified whiskey sour, which was made by master mixologist Bob Ruede. As much as I love a good whiskey sour, I find that a lot of them are usually way too tart, so this cocktail was perfect. As far as the food selection, we were offered a variety of fresh seafood and other bites. Although tasty, I’m hoping their full menu has more of a robust selection.
I wouldn’t recommend Red Phone Booth for those in search of a hasty sip. Red Phone Booth is all about the experience. Cocktails are carefully crafted by a team of seasoned mixologists and drinks are meant to be sipped over in-depth conversation (whether you’re discussing politics or the latest binge-worthy hit on Netflix). Oh, and the bar is an absolute dream for date night or even a fancy pre-game before an event in downtown Atlanta. I recommend date night though, so let’s get those dating profiles up and running again.
Given that Red Phone Booth is speakeasy-inspired, there is a code to get in. I’d help you out with that, but that would kill all the fun. [Spoiler alert: You enter through a red phone booth]
You can find Red Phone Booth at 17 Andrew Young International Boulevard.