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After an 11-year hiatus, The Whaling Bar has triumphantly returned to La Jolla at the La Valencia Hotel. This iconic cocktail lounge, which originally opened in 1949, has been thoughtfully reimagined to blend nostalgia with modern flair. The revamped space features greens, granite, and florals while preserving the beloved Wing Howard mural "The Whale's Last Stand."

The bar retains the cozy elements of the original bar while introducing new, exciting features. The beverage menu mixes old favorites with new concoctions, including "The Whaler" and inventive cocktails like the "Green Dragon" and "Pink Royale." The bar program elevates simplicity with a touch of sophistication.

For food, The Whaling Bar offers classics like "Liver and Onions" with modern twists, alongside new dishes such as Rioja braised short rib bao. This blend of familiar and fresh has been eagerly anticipated by La Jollans, who have long awaited the bar's return.

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  • Monday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Thursday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Friday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Saturday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Sunday

    11:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • July 17, 2024 4:00 pm local time

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