After Fallbrook Brewing closed its brewery on its namesake community’s main drag last April, another North County beer-making interest, Prohibition Brewing, took it over to convert it into a satellite tasting room. That Vista-based operation’s Prohibition Station opened to the public in February at 136 North Main Street and, though a bit of a work in progress, has been well received according to head brewer Jay Dominy.
“The location seemed a perfect fit for us,” he says. “Over the years, we have gotten lots of positive feedback from the Fallbrook community and, being at the tail end of Vista, a lot of the locals had already been frequenting our restaurant location. It’s also untapped territory compared to our neighboring cities around North County.”
Able to fit 50 patrons, Prohibition Station currently has 16 taps’ worth of the brewery’s beer available, covering a wide variety of styles, including the 2019 San Diego International Beer Festival silver-medal-winning ProCo IPA. It is outfitted in décor dotted with touches from the Vista flagship, including wall-mounted, handcrafted Tommy guns and a long wooden bar with military challenge coins embedded into it.
Business at Prohibition’s pair of venues has been promising enough that ownership is currently working to install another tasting room location in Escondido. The time table for that project is a bit of a moving target. What is certain are Prohibition Station’s hours of operation. That venue is open from 2 to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.