It’s time to say hello to Salt & Whiskey San Diego. The Horton Grand Hotel has a long and storied history. For decades, it has been a staple of the Gaslamp Quarter and San Diego as a whole. Even when moved from it’s original location, Horton Grand Hotel San Diego maintained the stunning Victorian architecture for which it was known.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Horton Grand Hotel ushered in a new era with a celebration of old and new. Maintaining the look it is known for and charm it is loved for, Ida Bailey’s Restaurant and Palace Bar officially merged to become the brand new Salt & Whiskey Bar and Restaurant. Visitors will notice a seamless reconfiguration of the bar and restaurant, updated interior and decor, and we mustn’t forget the brand new bar and restaurant menus.
Under the watchful eye of Chef Aaron Thomas, Salt & Whiskey offers a progressive American menu with dishes like fried calamari, Pork 3 Ways, and a surprising beet and chocolate dessert. Welsh-born Thomas also brings with him a few of his favorite recipes from home including an elevated fish n’ chips.
With over 600 whiskeys and a total of 1000 spirits, there’s truly something for everyone. Whiskey lovers will have a hard time choosing between the unique whiskey collection that features some of the world’s best and most prestigious, noteworthy Japanese whiskeys, and the up-and-comers you just have to try. Whether you’re dining in the restaurant or just bellied up to the bar, don’t miss the new craft cocktail menu. Like Salt & Whiskey, the bar team has put a twist on a few of the classics like the Grand Manhattan. On these warm San Diego afternoons, we recommend the Spring Heeled Jack!
Salt & Whiskey is officially open for brunch, lunch and dinner; and is taking reservations on Yelp. Happy Hour is available Sundays through Thursdays from 4 – 6pm.