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The Whiskey Jar


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner

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New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a very nice Saturday afternoon lunch at the Whiskey Jar. They accommodated our group of 12 quite well. I was told the Toddys were great. Recommend for nice casual meal. Pretty neat pressed tin ceiling.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jazzysinger2
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very long day, our work group of stopped for supper. The staff was very helpful and provided excellent recommendations. The environment was very relaxing. Food choices were interesting and fairly priced. I loved the fried chicken, my 3 companions also really enjoyed smoked...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank StephenN37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been at the Jar twice so far and can't wait to go back! The first time our daughter, who studies at UVA, took us there for a memorable dinner and when we visited her again, we asked to go back, albeit the many choices....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank adharitos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner with a group of friends and enjoyed our experience. The food is delicious. We had the crispy Brussels sprouts appetizer which was good (could be better if they were actually crispy and warm). For the entrée we split the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Walter O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here we deal times and the food was great every time. Loved the Brussel sprout appetizer.Lighty grilled, perfectly seasoned with a mild, creamy sauce. My friends had BBQ and greens. The brisket was rather fatty but they enjoyed the taste. They also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kxwarhol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outdoor patio and indoors tavern atmosphere. Good food, Young adult ambiance in college town with historical overtures

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Becky C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fun night at The Whiskey Jar listening to a rotating cast of musicians play in a tiny corner in this tiny bar.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank virginiamom66
Reviewed January 5, 2019

I have been here 4 times now and each time is better than the other. Great whiskey selection, great cocktails, great service, live music and tasty food. The vegetarian barbecue (made with mushrooms) was fabulous, as is the sorghum butter on biscuits.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

We arrived in town late and were happy that the Whiskey Jar had a late night menu. Bartenders were very friendly. Live music was great. Highly recommend the ham biscuit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LHPUSAviaOki
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A group of us stopped in here during a bachelorette party and were so happy we did. There is live music and the bartenders are the nicest we've ever encountered. They noticed the water cup we were carrying around for the bride-to-be and offered to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth P | Reviewed this property |
We had dinner, on a Friday night. Noise level was moderate. We did not need to raise our voices to hear each other.
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