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The Whaling Bar

La Valencia Hotel, The Whaling Bar
Whale bar

    We are delighted to welcome back the iconic Whaling Bar to La Valencia Hotel in partnership with San Diego's acclaimed SDCM restaurant group.

    The nautical themed-cocktail lounge opened in 1949 and regularly played host to star-studded parties and notable regulars, including Theodor Geisel, novelist Raymond Chandler, and Hollywood luminary and founder of the La Jolla Playhouse's famed summer theatre, Gregory Peck. It has been closed for a decade, but its significance to the La Jolla community has endured.

    Hours of Operation:
    Lunch 11am-3pm | Happy Hour 3pm-5pm | Dinner 5pm-9:30pm | Bar 11am-close 

    Large Parties:
    For large parties and general inquires please contact concierge@whalingbarlj.com

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    An SDCM Restaurant

    The new iteration of The Whaling Bar features a design by Schoos Design in collaboration with the La Valencia team and SDCM, complete with the beloved original 1940s-era Wing Howard paintings. As the operating partner, SDCM restaurant group will lead day-to-day operations of The Whaling Bar including the development of a cocktail menu and complimentary bar menu by its award-winning team that counts Bar Director Eric Johnson and Executive Chef Brian Redzikowski.
    SDCM

      Hours of Operation

      Lunch 11am-3pm
      Happy Hour 3pm-5pm
      Dinner 5pm-9:30pm
      Bar 11am-Close

      Dining Reservations

      Large Parties

      For large parties and general inquires please contact concierge@whalingbarlj.com
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