Sidecar Jax

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Matt S
Brighton, MI1,951 contributions
Not what I was looking for
Jan 2020
I was looking for a place to relax and have a post-dinner whiskey, and after doing a quick online search, I came across Sidecar (which also was a quick walk from where I had dinner). I was hoping to be able to have a nice, relaxing after-dinner drink...which, unfortunately, wasn't my experience.

Walking up, the place had potential. There was an outside covered patio that was definitely crowded on a Thursday afternoon. So far, so good. I went inside, and immediately noticed how loud it was inside (the open-air ceilings certainly don't help). I was able to get one of the remaining seats at the bar, and looked forward to seeing what was available.

When the bartender got to me, I asked if he had a whiskey list, and his response was "No, everything we have is up there on the wall" - which looked like a great selection, but the whiskey bottles were far behind the bar...and on the completely different side of the bar where I was sitting...and, he promptly walked away before I could ask anything else. I finally got another bartender's attention, and asked what kind of Irish Whiskey they had...with the response "a lot, what do you want?". Well, um, I wanted to see what they had to see if there was anything unique. So, not knowing what they had, and not being able to see the bottles, I started running down the list of different Irish Whiskey's, until we got to a point where he said "Yeah, we have that". Not exactly how I envisioned the transaction to go.

So, I have my very expesnive pour of Irish Whiskey (expensive based on their price as I found out when I got my bill, not because of the type of Whiskey), and don't enjoy it at all, because the patrons are loud, the group next to me very drunk, and overall not the least bit relaxing.

So, I liked the visual atmosphere, but this is definitely much more of a trendy cocktail place and party bar, not a place to get a relaxing drink. And definitely don't expect much help from the bar staff :(.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ash Marie
Pembroke Pines, FL8 contributions
Great Local Bar
Feb 2020 • Friends
Highly recommend Sidecar bar and V's Pizza. Good menu, drink selections, pricing and in walking distance to the Hilton hotels -if you're staying in the area. Their wings and pizza are fantastic! One of my "go to" spots while travelling in downtown Jax.
Written February 12, 2020
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Roy David J
Bouvard, Australia374 contributions
Fantastic Local Bar
Oct 2019
A rustic no frills bar that does what a good bar should do - serve great beers and cocktails at very reasonable prices.

The staff are friendly and super efficient - you will never wait for a drink or a smile.

This bar works in association with V Pizza who supply the food requirements and let me say, "This is a match made in heaven." Great drinks and great pizza!!!

Do what the locals do - GO!!!
Written October 22, 2019
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flyboy1980
New Smyrna Beach, FL96 contributions
Love places like this!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Getting out of a concert late at night and everything in Jacksonville had shut down. The hotel staff at the Lexington told us about Sidecar and we went to check it out. It's a great place to grab a drink (or small pizza) late at night. The crowd was eclectic and seemed to all be enjoying themselves. I love finding places like this and would go back again in a heartbeat!
Written April 29, 2019
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jkjkmore
Jupiter, FL59 contributions
Great local bar
Oct 2018 • Friends
Went to watch a football game and have a few beers. A local friend recommended this bar and the pizza restaurant next door. The service from the bar was good and the atmosphere pretty laid back. Worth the short Uber ride from the Hyatt across the river. We were able to order food at the bar from V Pizza next door.
Great evening with friends.
Written October 14, 2018
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Nigel O
Houston, TX678 contributions
Great Place for a drink
Nov 2017 • Solo
Forget the pizza at the associated place next dooe which is something out of Publix's freezer section. Go to sidecar for a drink instead. Great selection of cocktails and crafts beers on tap with inside and outdoor seating. Good happy hour. Barmen could use some happy pills.
Written November 4, 2017
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Ismael S
Pensacola, FL16 contributions
Cool small bar
Mar 2017 • Solo
I've had drinks at Sidecar a few times over the last couple weeks, the service has been good and the atmosphere pretty calm and controlled. Was there over the weekend although it was busy the bartenders kept things moving. Definitely worth a visit .... if hungry order food at the bar from V Pizza next door this is a great service Sidecar provides.
Written February 28, 2017
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Ellyanne
St. Augustine, FL1,758 contributions
Great place to start or end the night
Aug 2016 • Couples
In two words...loved it! We ended our night out at Sidecar a place I've been wanting to check out. One of my favorite things to do when I find a true craft bar is let the bartender know what I don't like (gin) and then ask them to make me their specialty from any other liquor option.

Last night I ended up with two perfect drinks. I absolutely love the use of basil in drinks and they did not disappoint. The smell when you walk in is intoxicating, the vibe is that you just joined old friends for a night of relaxed conversation, and the location made me feel like we found a hidden gem. It is tucked into a corner of the pizza place next door dark and hidden away but warm and welcoming from the first step inside.

We stayed inside but the outdoor seating was plentiful. Feel free to bring your dog to the outdoor seating.

I also felt the prices were very good and one of the main reasons I will return. I ordered 6 drinks total for our group all were excellent and tab $55 for specialty craft cocktails that is very good.
Written August 23, 2016
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ddustin
Adairsville, GA295 contributions
Excellent environment
Mar 2016
had a great time enjoying the beers on tap, there was trivia going on also. The bar tenders were really cool and when I settled up my tab, one of them thanked me for my business and shook my hand.
Written May 14, 2016
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Rosall81
OREGON CITY367 contributions
Great places for drinks
Apr 2016
We were visiting Jacksonville and driving around Sunday looking for a place for a drink when we came across Sidecar. We were so happy with our find. The bartender Dan was awesome and enjoyed some amazing cocktails in a very cold bar. The atmosphere is great. Recommend the Old Fashioned.
Written April 21, 2016
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