From Charles Phan and the team behind Slanted Door, this Embarcadero spot is famed for its horseshoe-shaped bar and Southern seafood–heavy menu. Try the Bourbon Lift (Buffalo Trace bourbon, St. George NOLA coffee liqueur, orgeat, Straus organic cream, soda water).
The bar keeps count on its website of how many bottles of whiskey are on the shelves (2,225 last we checked), including a staggering backlist of bourbon. Don’t forget to text ahead for entry to the buzz-y basement speakeasy, Dram & Grain.
Look for the whiskey sign out front for this “cozy and convivial” spot, which offers nearly 100 bourbons, a list of Julep variations as well as a happy hour featuring 25-percent off all whiskey. A must-add to your itinerary for those headed to the Paris of the Plains cocktail festival (Sept. 10–13, 2015).
Only Kentucky whiskey is carried in this laidback bar in the heart of bourbon country, including plenty of bourbon (of course) and some proprietary single-barrel offerings you can’t find anywhere else.
Note the URL: whiskeyhome. That pretty much says it all. Because lauded bartender Derek Brown is one of the masterminds behind the operation, bourbon-soaked cocktails like the Mint Julep on tap are the way to go.
Great to see so many "Whiskey" bars/restaurants listed. Being a Louisvillian, it is great to see The Silver Dollar among the Top 10. However, the best & broadest selection of Bourbon in Louisville is found at The Tasting Room at Westport Whiskey & Wine. Over 270 different #Bourbons available to taste. Just thought the author, Kara Newman, might like to know.
What a great list! There's surely the well-known bars on this list to heap upon their already well-deserve good press.
Here at Liberty, we've been collecting great whisk(e)y for almost a decade now. We have long since had over 300+ quality bottles of American whiskey, much of it dating back to pre-prohibition, now long defunct distilleries, and a 50+ cocktail list, many being American whiskey, both classics and house-created.
It's great now, after so many years, working with our customers to have them look over a back bar for the ever-expanding list of quality American to see articles like this celebrate such great whiskey.
too bad you didn't mention the Blue Grass Tavern in Lexington, Kentucky. More than 350 bottles of Whiskey, most of them Bourton, and all of the bartenders we met knew where they were located, where they came from and interesting information about the distillery. http://www.thebluegrasstavern.com
I call this Tavern - Nirvana