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A Rich, Leather-Bound Whiskey Bar Reveals Itself in Beverly Hills

The Double Barrel brings decadence to the art of drinking

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The Double Barrel
Double Barrel
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.

Beverly Hills is building up its whiskey library thanks to The Double Barrel, a new (and rather dimly lit) drink and dinner destination along Wilshire Boulevard.

If The Double Barrel sounds familiar, that’s because the name is already attached to Malibu’s Saddle Peak Lodge. Out there, the whiskey room is meant as a separate experience to dinner at the Lodge, where drinkers can come and enjoy rare spirits and even purchase full bottles to be kept on site for casual consumption. This new Double Barrel carries the same owner, Deep Sethi, as well as Saddle Peak’s chef Adam Horton, but will be a fair bit more ambitious overall.

Beverly Hills’ Double Barrel takes over at the former site of Nirvana, just west of La Cienega along Wilshire. The space will be mostly reserved for whiskey room members only, but there will be walk-ins available on a nightly basis. The plan is to give return customers a reason to stick around, with lots of dark woods, leather seating, and expensive bottles, plus classic drinking dishes like burgers, beef tartare, lamb chops, and the like. The opening drinks menu is below.

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Dining room

The Double Barrel soft opens this week, with a grand reveal set for September 12. Hours run 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. most nights, with an extension to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Double Barrel. 8689 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA.

Double Barrel
Lounge areas and lockers for whiskey