Whiskey Alley

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$30 and under
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A laid-back destination located in heart of downtown Aiken, Whiskey Alley specializes in high-end whiskey, and serves wine, beer, and other spirits. Come enjoy upscale bar food with a southern twist from Chef Chad Jajczyk and specialty drinks served up by our bartender “Chunky”. Whether you’re dressed in your Sunday’s best or in your comfort clothes, Whiskey Alley has a table waiting for you.

Do to the small size of the restaurant, we recommend having parties no larger than 10. If you are looking to book an event with a larger attendance, please contact the restaurant, so that we can plan accordingly.
What 191 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the location and the food can’t be beat. It’s the best burger I’ve ever had and the Burger, Bourbon and Beer special is worth making a reservation for a week ahead of time.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never in my life had the kind of service and food quality and I’ve eaten at places that also don’t have Michelin stars.

JC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though they are always busy the service never suffers. Love the variety and quality of food and the bourbon list is fantastic.

HB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter n food n drinks. No waiting time. Waiter did outstanding explain the menu and the meeting behind drinks

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food as usual!!!

LG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great neighborhood vibe!

US
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as usual. Great for family and friend get together

RB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and expedient wait staff. Food was DELICIOUS!!! A bit cramped, but the great food and good energy make up for it.

CG
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, my favorite place to eat! Fabulous food, plenty of options, & service is superb!

F
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I have always loved going to Whiskey Alley and being catered to by Chunky at the bar since I moved to Aiken. However, I stopped going do to the attitude of the girl bartender that appeared last Spring. But since I have a new boyfriend we decided to go and try the outside bar. I did not tell my boyfriend of my past experience until he told me that the girl bar tender inside the bar was very rude to him and didn’t even ask him if he wanted to have a drink. Then Chunky warmly welcomed him and offered a drink. I consider myself a good tipper and would definitely tip more than 20% if your women bartenders were as HALF as nice as Chunky. What is it with the attitude and lack of service of your women bar tenders?? I used to be a regular

r
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the $10 burger, beer, shot of whisky special. Fish and chips were awesome!

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice dining outside.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food coupled with great service! Always a pleasant experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service. Great outdoor patio

Q
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Limited menu. Nothin very healthy. Too much dressing on beet salad.

JM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tuesday’s Beer Bourbon and a Burger $10. Order side of fries for 2 people. Great deal. Try it!

SW
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Would recommend only if people like screaming at each other!

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whiskey Alley is quit the unique find here in Aiken!!! I suggest to try the outdoor bar area with the cooler weather coming. excellent service and burgers were great. C. Golias

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant local scene with exceptional daily specials, abundantly friendly staff and overall great value.

NB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some friends were visiting from Pennsylvania, and I wanted to introduce them to one of my favorite spots in Aiken. I had a wonderful experience as always, and they did as well.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a great dining experience.

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful every single time I go! I adore the creative menu . . . The phenomenal staff . . . And the fun atmosphere. Truly my favorite place in Aiken!

BS
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The grilled veggies plate is absolutely delicious -- served cold but tastes great that way. A very filling dish for veggies.

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never been to Aiken, on a whim got a reservation. Beautiful area great whiskey bar. A little bit noisy but my wife and I kind of like that kind of ambience

CE
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to this restaurant. Food is always delicious! Many choices. Good selection of wine!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently good, the food is excellent, the service always great and the setting is perfect. This is one of my favorite restaurants whenever I want a great meal.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and people make this place fabulous not to mention you being on the alley and amidst everything Aiken! Great vegetarian options too and the drinks :)

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Whiskey Alley. Every meal delicious and always a good time. Highly recommend it.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious, but the drinks were on the pricey side. I recommend more specials. Overall, good experience.

S
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Moose was great host! Although the Kitchen AC was out & menu was condensed, our plates were delicious. Charcuterie board, BBQ poutin, fish dish was scrumptious!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

’m late to the party but I finally managed to visit this cool place. It was easy to reserve a table with the OpenTable App. There is a laid back vibe that permeates the atmosphere and I love the water coming to the table in a Jack Daniels bottle. My guests and I ordered the Royale With Cheese-Burger. I highly recommend adding the pimento cheese and bacon jam. The beer was tasty and cold and my Old Fashioned was aperitif perfection. All in all, a wonderful evening meal with friendly service. Definitely recommend Whiskey Alley to all who seek a casual dining experience off the mundane path.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. I would definitely go back the next time I am in the area.

DS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The chef is a cut above. The food selections are fresh and unique. A bit European. We love that. This night we had a guest and so we sat at our reserved table. Usually with only 2, we sit at the bar. Always fun. A definite stop when visiting Aiken or if you live here.....stop often. Call for reservations.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. Very pleasant sitting outside. My only complaint is paying $9 for a beer. The beer is good but that is just too much.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Never have a bad experience here and although they can make you a special meal that make cost a bit, never is it unreasonable and they always have options that can fit a smaller budget, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Great service, phenomenally creative menu of most locally sourced product!

QR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Get burger during their burger special

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The table was not clean when we got there and the outside patio needs to be cleaned up

JH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were fortunate to have booked a patio table on Friday evening. Our table was on the side patio in the shade with a pleasant breeze. Our server was exceptional - friendly and knowledgeable - and didn't mind that we ordered a course at a time.
We will definitely return.

CG
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously my favorite place downtown. Love the servers, food, drinks, everything. A must go to in Aiken

KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drink. Probably the best burger in town

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