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The Whiskey Jar

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American, Pub, Bar
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Main Street, Downtown walking mall, Charlottesville, VA
11:00 - 00:00
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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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Piermont, New York
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Out server/waitress was professional and delightful. My wife's fried chicken was excellent. I enjoyed my blackened catfish sandwich as well!! However, what sets The Whisky Jar a part is the ambiance, service and drinks! I loved the draft beer selection paired with shots of Whisky & Bourbon! I haven't had a Whisky Sour since I was like 14 yrs old... More 

Thank summerlovin56
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to the Whiskey Jar a number of times and have enjoyed the menu, service and atmosphere. Between meals it is a terrific spot to have something to drink with an appetizer or two. The hummus is a favorite!

Thank Grace K
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met my Daughter and grandaughter for lunch early on Saturday. We ordered the pulled pork plate,chicken dumpling soup, and a chicken sandwich. The food was below average portiions, presentations nonexistent. If the good was good you would be fine with the cost,way overpriced for subpar food. The wait staff was good ,very pleasant. There are too many good resturants... More 

Thank Hannah1944
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was almost 70 degrees in the middle of February so we sat outside. It was a little awkward set up, our table was on a downhill slope and we ended up having to change tables if our friend didn't want to leave with major neck problems. We all ordered burgers and they were fantastic. Their system went down &... More 

Thank Christie P
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with a close friend, neither of us wanted a full meal so we decided to order an app and a few sides. The app we chose was their BBQ Nachos. Yuck. Mostly it was tortilla chips with globs of nacho cheese and BBQ sauce. There was less than two table spoons of meat on them, no meat... More 

Thank PeacockLady
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent selection of scotch with a wide variety of single malts. In addition, there are plenty of bourbons to choose from. Nice atmosphere for a place to just sit and sip on a glass. Music was loud so maybe not the best place for a conversation. Overall, a nice place to grab a glass of scotch right on the mall.

Thank Nathan K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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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789 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 573 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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 7 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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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?