Speakeasy Style, without the passwords and gimmicks, Inspired Cocktails crafted under the meticulous eye of a world-traveled master bartender, and Fine Cigars hand
selected for your enjoyment, singlebarrel provides Jazz era cool to San Jose's downtown SoFA district.
Hours of operation:
5 PM to Midnight, Sunday & Tuesday
5 PM to 1:30 AM, Wednesday - Saturday
Location: 43 W. San Salvador Street, beneath Agenda Lounge & Restaurant in the historic Wesnitzer building.
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The Anti-Saloon League was their name, and we owe them thanks. Not for the 13 dark years of the "Noble Experiment" known to most folks as Prohibition,
but for what was borne of rebellious Americans everywhere demanding their whiskey, their gin, their beer!
The cocktail, a very American invention, was brought to life in places very much like singlebarrel, with many hidden away behind unmarked doors, and
found down steep stairwells in dusty basements. Notes of jazz joined with the soft clink of glasses brimming with handcrafted cocktails, expertly mixed
by barmen who knew their way around the practice of using sugars, creams, fresh fruit juices and savory herbs to make their libations. These ingredients
were needed to make the harsh, unaged, and sometimes poisonous spirits available during those times palatable! Our friend, the cocktail, which predates
Prohibition, now had a whole new chapter written by those fine bartenders.
Here at singlebarrel, we invite you to join us in revisiting the days of the Prohibition era speakeasy, and raise our glasses to December 5th, 1933,
the day the 21st Amendment was ratified, otherwise known as Repeal Day! Here in the post-Prohibition era, we leave passwords and secret entrances
behind, and welcome one and all to sit and sip a few, but remember...speak easy...
At singlebarrel, we thankfully revisit the days before the soda gun, before the sweet & sour mix. We deliberately turn our back on the newest
beverage technology, because we intend to slow things down. We hand squeeze our juices, because juice tastes so much better fresh. We muddle,
stir and shake in the classic style, and celebrate the art of the cocktail through revived classics, and classics-to-be.
Sometimes, the right way to make something isn't the easiest way...and that's okay with us, we think you can taste the difference!
The warm, spicey curl of a fine cigar floating over one's tongue whilst a summer's night softly blows reminds me of a night
sitting out, looking over old Havana.