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Malibu’s Saddle Peak Lodge Adds Cozy Double Barrel Drinking Room

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Rare bottles, throwback cocktails, and lots of wood

Double Barrel
The Double Barrel
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Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Like any good, meaty dinner restaurant, Malibu Canyon’s Saddle Peak Lodge is well-versed in all things whiskey. Now they’re turning those drinking efforts into an entirely separate on-site experience, known simply as The Double Barrel.

The upstairs wood-lined room is a new haven for Malibu and deep Valley drinkers looking for something special. The place carries a tight collection of well-known labels like Macallan 25 Year Single Malt, the Glenlivet Pullman Series, and more, with plush leather chairs and soft lighting to complete the effect.

Not just anyone will be able to pop in for a drink, though. The Double Barrel is a membership type of situation, where drinkers are asked to purchase a bottle in full and leave it behind in one of their small designated lockers for future consumption over time. It’s similar in that regard to Vestry, the upstairs drinking lounge at longtime Fairfax Irish restaurant Tom Bergin’s that opened early this summer.

The Double Barrel is open now at Saddle Peak Lodge, and is being overseen by former Seven Grand lead Jeffery Baker. Beyond the stashed bottles of rare stuff, drinkers will also be able to order a small assortment of food, and be offered classic cocktails like Manhattans and Old Fashioneds to enjoy.