We spend most of the week looking forward to the weekend… and I know everyone would agree that cutting loose on a packed dancefloor with a glass in hand is the best feeling in the world! If your problem is never knowing where to party, then read on soon-to-be ravers because Prohibition in Brisbane is where you need to be….

Located in Brisbane’s nightlife district Fortitude Valley, this Wickham Street basement retreat offers a fusion of vintage classic with contemporary style 1920’s themed-décor which lets you step back in time. It has three diverse yet meticulously designed separate bar areas and each one has its own specialities!

My friends and I hit the Prohibition on a Saturday night and let’s just say…it was a night! Once you pass the securities descending the stairs for ID checks, on your right, you’ll find the Blind Tiger and Peacock Parlour which offer dusty jazz tunes, vintage rock and blues and a bar with your favourite drinks ready to be poured. Let’s just say this is where you are most certain to meet new friends or find old ones… rekindle those broken hearts too!

To your left, the Wall Street VIP lounge offers invitation-only swipe card access and premium drops; this is where my friends and I were welcomed by Prohibition staff with their glittering head pieces, bowties, elegant gowns and vests and suspenders. With a complimentary bottle-service of Belvedere Pure, the mixes for the night were top notch and our private bartender was ever so friendly and charming!

As you walk straight ahead, the thumping pulse of the Prohibition Main Hall awaits. A custom-made sound system from Funktion-One will see resident and international DJs providing the soundtrack for performance artists and Charleston dancers. Complete with a novel LED drop-tube ceiling that lights up the dance floor, it is where you would want to get “lit-up” for the night!

And if all this wasn’t convincing enough…Ladies, Prohibition also has a ladies’ powder room with three make-up artists to keep you looking glamourous all through the night. For the lads, at Prohibition, you can order your classics, or even get their signature cocktails and muddles which are to die for… so while you wait for your jam, it is best you head on to the bar and grab yourself a drink.

What Prohibition offers is a space that doesn’t quite exist in Brisbane yet…. And its varied spaces cater to every occasion and mood, and the basement setting is at just that olive in your martini. This is where you want to be and if you’re a My UQU Rewards Member, it makes the experience so much better. With “Express Entry” to Prohibition Thursdays so you can avoid the line plus amazing “Student Discounts” which will change from month to month so keep an eye out for that!

What Prohibition offers is a space that doesn’t quite exist in Brisbane yet. Its varied spaces cater to every occasion and mood, and the basement setting is at just the right sea level for whiskey enjoyment.