With a name like barleymash and a menu influenced by beer and bourbon, one might imagine there's a clever cocktail or two on offer ... or, perhaps the largest cocktail in San Diego.
Friends sharing The Mason Jar — Photo courtesy of barleymash
Fill the behemoth, known as The Mason Jar, with one of five specialty cocktails. Try the house Manhattan known as the Wyatt Earp, with rye whiskey and both sweet and dry vermouth. The Kate Sessions, named after San Diego's beloved botanist, contains a mixture of strawberries and gin. The appropriately-named Clydesdale is the house version of a Mule with your choice of either whiskey or vodka. The Masonrita rhymes with margarita for a reason, but if ginger beer sounds more up your alley, go for the Silver Strand made alcoholic by rum and topped with raspberries.
The Mason Jar with ingredients for a Kate Sessions cocktail — Photo courtesy of barleymash
This Gaslamp Quarter nightlife spot offers a uniquely American vibe with reclaimed wood and modernist design. A menu of classic favorites made with organic, locally-grown and sustainable ingredients pairs nicely with the 30 local micro- and nano-brewery options. Popular food orders include the stout-braised short ribs, pizzas made with barley flour, and iron fries smothered in blue cheese and bacon.
From bands to deejays to special events, evening entertainment is slated 7 days a week at barleymash. Luckily, the late night menu is on offer until midnight, should guests choose to indulge in a cocktail or 33 (assuming a 6 oz pour), in the case of The Mason Jar.
How much does The Mason Jar cost? Well, 1.5 gallons of joy will set guests back $300. Just don't forget to budget for a cab, too.