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The Whiskey Jar

$$ - $$$
American, Pub, Bar
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Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I asked for a table in the bar area and the host asked if we're getting dinner or just drinks. When I told him we just wanted to grab a few drinks he told us all of the tables ( plenty were open) were reserved for dinner guests only but we were welcome to stand. We will... More 

Thank Jess N J
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We held our corporate event here this year. Everyone raved about the food, especially the catfish and grits! The atmosphere and service were amazing. We'll definitely do it again.

Thank Justin H
Piermont, New York
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Out server/waitress was professional and delightful. My wife's fried chicken was excellent. I enjoyed my blackened catfish sandwich as well!! However, what sets The Whisky Jar a part is the ambiance, service and drinks! I loved the draft beer selection paired with shots of Whisky & Bourbon! I haven't had a Whisky Sour since I was like 14 yrs old... More 

Thank summerlovin56
Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We've been to the Whiskey Jar a number of times and have enjoyed the menu, service and atmosphere. Between meals it is a terrific spot to have something to drink with an appetizer or two. The hummus is a favorite!

Thank Grace K
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I met my Daughter and grandaughter for lunch early on Saturday. We ordered the pulled pork plate,chicken dumpling soup, and a chicken sandwich. The food was below average portiions, presentations nonexistent. If the good was good you would be fine with the cost,way overpriced for subpar food. The wait staff was good ,very pleasant. There are too many good resturants... More 

Thank Hannah1944
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It was almost 70 degrees in the middle of February so we sat outside. It was a little awkward set up, our table was on a downhill slope and we ended up having to change tables if our friend didn't want to leave with major neck problems. We all ordered burgers and they were fantastic. Their system went down &... More 

Thank Christie P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here with a close friend, neither of us wanted a full meal so we decided to order an app and a few sides. The app we chose was their BBQ Nachos. Yuck. Mostly it was tortilla chips with globs of nacho cheese and BBQ sauce. There was less than two table spoons of meat on them, no meat... More 

Thank PeacockLady
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of scotch with a wide variety of single malts. In addition, there are plenty of bourbons to choose from. Nice atmosphere for a place to just sit and sip on a glass. Music was loud so maybe not the best place for a conversation. Overall, a nice place to grab a glass of scotch right on the mall.

Thank Nathan K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I may have to re-rate it if I come back but right now it looks like a place with great potential that did not deliver. My server was great and made enthusiastic suggestions to the refreshing Kambucha and pork belly sandwich. Unfortunately I found I'm not a big fan of either. I could see how the Kambucha could be seen... More 

Thank Michal F
Charlottesville, Virginia
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68 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had the pleasure of visiting The Whiskey Jar for lunch yesterday for the first time. The Management and staff of this somewhat rustic bar/restaurant is probably the most efficient, timely and friendly staff I have seen in quite a while.The bar area was impressive with a wall of over 100 whiskey choices. Their menu is not over crowded and... More 

Thank George M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-202-1549
New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.

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