Nightlife | All Whiskey, All the Time

All Whiskey, All the Time.  Ain’t Life Grand?

Two hundred and fifty whiskeys are right at home on the shelves of Seven Grand’s new North Park location.

SevenGrand-north-parkA second location of the popular downtown-L.A. whiskey bar Seven Grand has set up shop in North Park with a look that trend-watching barflies will find familiar—all dim-lit and dark mahogany, heavy on the taxidermy. “Hunting-lodge-chic” might be a familiar design scheme, but fans of the brown liquor will bask in the rustic décor and dim lighting, and revel at the eye-popping list of premium whiskeys, which number 250 and counting (it’ll eventually get to 400). Single malt, blended, highland, lowland, small-batch, white dog, bourbons older than your average college senior: They’re all here, including labels from unexpected places like Japan and India, plus a variety of cask-strength bourbons. Drink ‘em neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water, or have the barkeep mix you up a sazerac or a rye Manhattan from the limited, yet classic cocktail menu. There’s a good selection of local craft beers, too, plus live jazz, a dedicated cigar-smoking patio, pool tables and nostalgic black-and-white movies playing silently on a couple of unobtrusively placed TVs. 3054 University Ave., North Park. 619.269.8820.