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.
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.
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