7 Bars In San Diego Every Whiskey Lover Must TryBest of SD No matter how you take it!
Whiskey, like fine wine or caviar, is an acquired taste. Whether you like it neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water, whiskey is no drink for the faint of heart but more for the sophisticated, experienced drinker.
There are different types of whiskey; for instance, you have your Irish, single malt, blended Scotch or Kentucky Bourbon. If you don’t like it straight up, there a few different concoctions… a Whiskey Mule, Manhattan, Whiskey Sour or a good Old Fashioned.
No matter how you take it, here a few of the best places in San Diego to get your Whiskey on!
Seven Grand in North Park reminds me of a classy speakeasy from the ’20s. With pool tables and stag head mounted walls, Seven Grand offers live music and just about any whiskey you can think of. Seven Grand is also home to the Whiskey Society; a unique membership program for whiskey connoisseurs.
Barleymash in the Gaslamp is all about good food, beer and bourbon. If bourbon is your whiskey of choice, you should definitely try their Gold Rush (Old Forester Bourbon, Honey, Lemon and Peach Bitters).
The Whiskey House has over 1,700 whiskeys from all parts of the world, so no matter which type or how you take it, the Whiskey House will have the perfect match for you.
The Aero Club on India Street is a whiskey lover’s dream. Aero Club is a smaller bar with a big atmosphere and their bartenders know their stuff!
Urge Gastropub and Whiskey Bank in Oceanside has food, beer and of course, a hot selection of Whiskey! They even have a ’20s themed speakeasy that is only open on certain days. It has limited seating and a completely different menu of food and drinks that you can’t get in the restaurant.
The Palace Bar in the Horton Grand Hotel serves up fancy cocktails and fine whiskey with live music and classy Victorian decor.
Polite Provisions on 30th and Adams has a nice old-timey atmosphere and although they don’t necessarily specialize in whiskey, they do have a nice selection! From Bourbon to Scotch to Japanese Whiskey, try it straight up or mixed in one of their delicious cocktails like the “Brave Companion” (Bourbon, Fresh Lemon, Creme de Cacao and Vanilla Gomme).
Regardless if you take it shaken, stirred or mixed, over ice or flat, or you like to drink it with Johnnie, Jack or Jim, you are guaranteed to get a little (or a lot) whiskey tipsy at one of these fine establishments. Enjoy!