National Bourbon Day

Park 101 New Fashioned (courtesy photo)

In a world of hard liquors, bourbon is one of the most beloved alcoholic drinks in America, and we're celebrating its splendor on June 14th. If you're looking to raise a glass to this sweetened amber spirit on National Bourbon Day or any other day this summer, we've rounded up some of our favorite offerings around San Diego.

Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, barleymash is a high-energy restaurant and sports bar designed to bring guests unforgettable moments. Here you are invited to celebrate the richness of American culture through its innovative and progressive bar fare, infused with hints of beer and bourbon, that set this place apart from other restaurants. Sip on their famous bourbon cocktail Ron Burgundy mixed with barleymash Private Barrel Kentucky Spirit, sugar, angostura bitters, and orange bitters. You’ll also find bourbon infused in some of barleymash’s staple menu, include the beloved Champ burger, a grilled beef patty with ale-braised pork shoulder, pepper jack, habanero jelly, bourbon-bbq ranch, and crispy tobacco onions.

Louisiana Purchase in North Park is the place to be for big, bold flavors, fun specialty spirits, and the overall quintessential California experience. This restaurant is bringing New Orlean-style cuisine to San Diego County with its innovative fare from the region. Moreover, they have a must-visit cocktail bar offering a rotating drink menu and seasonal potions. Their extravagant Praline Old Fashioned prepared with bourbon, pecan orgeat, orange bitters, and chicory bitters is perfect to the last drop. 

If surf vibes and coastal dishes are your things, then Duck Dive in Pacific Beach is your place to be! Their cocktail menu offers a refreshing "off the beach" flair on the classics, where they utilize locally sourced produce. Bask in the beachy ambiance and ocean-front view as you sip on their Mango Unchained. A lively tropical concoction of old Forester bourbon, mango, fresh lemon, guava nectar, and tajin rim will bathe your taste buds in sweet warmth.

Venture north of San Diego, to Carlsbad’s Park 101, to see what their New Fashioned is all about! Created with Huckleberry, Smooth Ambler Contradiction Bourbon, and Peychauds Bitters, there is nothing old and out dated about this delicious drink. Sip on Park 101’s second story deck, or pair with a tasty option from the recently opened Trap Shack, with bites like the Nola BBQ lobster roll, or Maine lobster and shrimp Trap Shack Tacos.

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