SAN DIEGO | Seven Grand North Park is the San Diego outpost of the well known Los Angeles bar of the same name. The space is dimly lit with dark wood, leather booths, tartan carpet, and taxidermy – lots of taxidermy.
Like it’s older sibling, Seven Grand offers an impressive range of spirits, with a particular focus on whiskey. Behind the bar you’ll find over 200 bottles of the good stuff from around the world. There are lots of fantastic American whiskeys here along with drops from Scotland, Ireland, India, Japan, and Australia just to name a few. Ask to be shown the secret back room, and you’ll find a number of very rare whiskeys, which are hard to find elsewhere in the United States let alone San Diego.
Cocktails are focused on the classics, with a range of options available. An Old Fashioned, for example, has seven varieties listed on the menu, ranging from the $10 draft version which uses Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Angostura Bitters & raw sugar, to a $23 version which swaps out the Buffalo Trace for Seven Grand Single Barrel – Russell’s Reserve Rye Whiskey. If you’re not sure where to start, the knowledgeable bar staff will happily steer you in a direction that will excite your taste buds.
Beer drinkers will be happy to know that, unlike the Los Angles original, Seven Grand North Park features 20 rotating draft taps of beer, with enough of a variety of crafty drops to keep things interesting. Modern Times, Stone, Green Flash and Coronado are just a few of the breweries on tap here.
There’s live jazz in the main bar three nights a week, and monthly Whiskey Society tastings hosted by “Spirit Guides” for those looking to expand their whiskey palate.
3054 University Avenue
Mon – Sat: 4:00pm to 2:00am
Sun: 8:00pm to 2:00am