The Whiskey Jar

The Whiskey JarThe Whiskey Jar
The Whiskey JarThe Whiskey Jar
Bar, Eatery

227 W Main St
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902-5047
United States

(434) 202-1549 | map

View: Place Reviews
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by JWalterWeatherman:
Photo of JWalterWeatherman
Rated by JWalterWeatherman from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

May 06, 2014
More User Ratings:
Photo of HannahSea
Rated by HannahSea

3.96/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3
Knowledgeable and friendly staff
Oct 02, 2015
Photo of oldn00b
Reviewed by oldn00b from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Place achieves the look they're going for, that's for sure. Food is definitely worth trying but with location, farm to table approach etc. it's definitely pricey.

Whiskey selection is fantastic. Not cheap, but a great place to try some rare/expensive whiskeys you either can't find on the shelf anymore or wouldn't want to pay full bottle price for.

Service leaves something to be desired, especially if it's busy. I've been here a handful of times after a concert at a small venue like Jefferson or larger nTellos - if there is a crowd, service is slow and not very pleasant. I get the stress of people ordering the specialty cocktails, but I just want a small pour of scotch from a bottle right there - please don't make me feel like I'm being a pain in the ass.
Aug 20, 2015
Photo of vwbus7
Rated by vwbus7 from North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
This place gets busy! Great tap selection and the whiskey selection is outstanding The food was good
Jun 10, 2015
Photo of Sludgeman
Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Atm - 4.5
Ser - Server was a little surly (smile a bit, loosen up) - 3.75
Sel - Selection was very Virginia centric, but a good variety for what I know is made in the state - 3.75
Quality - Wrong glasses - 3.25
Food - Excellent, don't care about organic so a bit pricey - 4.25
Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by hophead_87 from Virginia

Jan 08, 2015
Rated: 4 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by jaymo18 from Virginia

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by Camjmorton from Virginia

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by HuntDaddy540 from District of Columbia

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by DubCo21 from Virginia

Apr 16, 2014
Photo of seanchai
Reviewed by seanchai from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
The conceit here is that this restaurant serves old-timey VA food. Atmosphere is barn-like wood. The food is solid, very reasonable and there is a definite nod to local beers. They carry both Blue Mountain and Devil's Backbone flagship beers (Full Nelson and 8 Point IPA respectively) as well as a Blue Mountain seasonal (Summer Haze as of a couple of weeks ago).

The crowd vibe is rural hipster as the staff looks like it was airlifted from an Avett Brothers video shoot but service has been very pleasant. A solid addition to the Downtown Mall.
Dec 15, 2013
The Whiskey Jar in Charlottesville, VA
Place rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 13 ratings