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Top 5 Spots for Whiskey

Allison Bawden | May 16, 2017 | Food & Drink Best of The Best Drink

Whether you prefer scotch, bourbon or rye, pick your poison at one of these whiskey-driven locales.
Choose from seven different types of Old-Fashioneds while enjoying live music at Seven Grand.

1. Since 1947, The Aero Club Bar has been attracting pilots and locals alike thanks to its signature cocktails, mile-high design and more than 800 whiskey offerings. Midtown, 619.297.7211,

2. Expect cocktails galore when you enter the modern paradise that is Madison on Park. The Build Your Own Old-Fashioned and Barrel-Aged Bourbon program ($12) offers guests the chance to play bartender with custom spirits, sweeteners and bitters. University Heights, 619.269.6566,

3. Indulge in more than 700 types of whiskey at Seven Grand. True aficionados will love its Seven Grand Whiskey Society, which offers tastings with master distillers and industry experts. North Park, 619.269.8820,

4. Paging 1970! San Diego standout Sycamore Den channels old-school vibes with bar rock star Jesse Ross helming the cocktail program, which features 29 whiskeys and 13 ryes. Normal Heights, 619.563.9019,

5. With monthly whiskey tastings (a Balvenie master class is on the menu for April) and 50-plus whiskey and scotch flights, what’s not to love about The Whiskey House? Gaslamp Quarter, 619.546.6289,


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