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The Whiskey Jar

Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (38 reviews)
“collard greens” (13 reviews)
“bbq platter” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Monday night and got to enjoy a great 4-piece band. There was a great selection of local beers and they he bartender knew how to make a great cocktail.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little spot in downtown Charlottesville. It was very busy on a Saturday night so make reservations especially if you have a larger group (only so many places to connect tables). Huge whiskey selection (lives up to the name) and good sized offering for beers...More

Thank coreye30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Feb 2018 , Friday night before the rush, Tasted some shots of the whiskey (VA) had had a variety of mixed drinks within our party of four, we were all pleased with the drinks , as we each ordered something different from the menu...More

Thank Calvin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for business and got a nice night to eat outside and listen to some live music. Super friendly staff. Fried chicken was exceptional and the bread pudding desert was probably the best I have ever had. Definitely a spot to visit again. Enjoy.

Thank Chadd M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated immediately at a table for four around rush hour on a Friday night, which was awesome! We were able to get one round of drinks in for happy hour, thanks to our waiter! Happy Hour was M-F 3-6pm. Each couple shared a...More

Thank Kelsey F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, HIGH prices. Not a cheap place, not even for lunch. Ambiance is awesome though! Yummy food for a price.

Thank Casey B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Good drink menu (especially if you like whiskey or cider); food is rather hearty so try to eat light and save room for the excellent desserts. Service can be hit or miss, partly because it's often busy.

Thank nocares67
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Amazing selection of whiskey, bourbon, craft beers and more. A great place to meet friends. Good barbeque too!!

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Do not come here hoping to make friends. Clay, bartender, was extremely rude. I would like to meet the manager with him in the room.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 21 November 2017

2 of us went to the Whiskey Jar for Sunday Brunch, We arrived about 12:30pm and decided to sit at the bar to get the full experience. I am not one to have a drink in the middle of the day. The wall behind the...More

Thank seachuck6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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New restaurant serving nouveau Southern American cuisine and specialiizing in whiskeys at their bar.
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