City of Phoenix
The Prospect of Whitby
Often simply called The Prospect by regulars.
Located in the River District, The Prospect of Whitby, originally known as “The Devil’s Tavern,” was notorious during the Thieves Era of Phoenix as a smugglers’ meeting place. Having being destroyed by fire during the 12 Nights of Terror-13 Days of Blood, it was rebuilt and renamed “The Prospect of Whitby” after a ship of the same name that was a favorite of the owner.
The pub interior is crammed with a fascinating array of ships’ relics, including lanterns, ropes and wheels. The dark wood paneling, pewter-topped bar resting on barrels, parts of a ship’s mast forming the upright pillars, and flagstone floor all contribute to the pub’s décor.
It is a rare pleasure to sit out on the small balcony perched above Nun Street. Others might prefer the pleasant terrace, from which superb views of the river may be enjoyed. A rooftop terrace also overlooks the River and offers a nice view of the city.
The Prospect of Whitby mainly serves sailors and warehouse workers. They have a fine cook and some of the best home made beer and ale you can get for the price.