The Whiskey Jar

very good

13 Ratings
The Whiskey JarThe Whiskey Jar

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(434) 202-1549 | map

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Added by seanchai on 05-28-2012

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of HannahSea
3.96/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Knowledgeable and friendly staff

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Photo of oldn00b
4/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of vwbus7
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
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

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
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

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Photo of hophead_87
3.96/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Camjmorton
4.2/5  rDev +5%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DubCo21
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of seanchai
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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The Whiskey Jar in Charlottesville, VA
4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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