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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
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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
mims florida
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763 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son asked at the entrance could we bring say 30 friends in to drink from 3pm to the end of time, few would buy food. Yes says male host so we sat drinking wine whisky beer and some even bought some food, and then an officious lady announces it costs $5000 to hire the "room"" we were in and... More 

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
Alexandria, Virginia
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295 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 19 November 2016

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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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?