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The Whiskey Jar

$$ - $$$
American, Pub, Bar
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Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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288 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On November 25, 2016, my wife, sister, brother-in-law, and I had dinner here. Kendra P, our server, was excellent. Our food & drinks were delicious. It was our first visit but not our last.

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing variety of whiskey, bourbons and other spirits with creative, original cocktails assembled by the friendly bartenders. Some of the best southern (Carolina style) barbecue.

Thank tracey h
Crozet, Virginia
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun bar with good food, two things that don't often go together. I have enjoyed getting together here with friends for a bite to eat, visiting, and watching live music.

Thank ShellyT792
Chapel Hill, NC
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped for lunch on a cold raw day this week at the Whiskey Jar for the first time. I ordered a cup of their Pumpkin Soup and a side dish of black-eyed pea hummus and was delighted by both - really exceptional stuff.

Burlington, North Carolina
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Cool, small bar. Very friendly bartender. Nice to look at all the different bottles. They are ( in my opinion, precariously placed on shelves to have some of them be so expensive!!!)

Thank linda e
Louisville, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Last night just may have been the perfect evening to visit The Whiskey Jar: the autumn air was smooth and warm, the Manhattans were perfectly mixed, live bluegrass music played at just the right level in the background, and the food was delicious. And to top it off, I discovered much to my surprise and appreciation that this restaurant is... More 

Thank Joni P
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159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just like in it's name... it specializes in whiskey. But it carries other spirits, wines and beers. It also has a very good limited BBQ menu. What they make in food is very good and generous portions. The Pork Chop is huge!! Pumpkin Soup tastes like pumpkin pie. The Courthouse sandwich is delicious. The Crunch Burger is messy....which means it's... More 

Thank cj-poohfan
Henderson, Nevada
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is basically a BBQ restaurant. The menu had a great selection with options that weren' t BBQ. The waiter was very helpful with choosing our dinner. The Romaine salad was the best!

Thank Julie505_13
Vienna, Virginia
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511 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The spirit samples are amazing! I loved the sampling of better spirits you would normally break the bank. Now the food! The biscuit and hush puppies are amazing. The brisket, fries, mac and cheese are all amazing. The menu overall is pretty good and worth the wait. They have outdoor seating but it's kind of cramped. I will have to... More 

Thank Kevin P
Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a memorable brunch! We ordered the 100% Virginia breakfast, chicken and waffles, brisket hash over corn bread and pork belly over grits with butternut squash. Each component of every dish was so delicious and well prepared. I love the farm to table concept, and the sources of many of the ingredients was displayed on the wall. Our female... More 

Thank bbp2010

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?