Youngblood

4.8
41 Reviews
$50 and over
Speakeasy
A curated 90 minute, three course cocktail experience akin to none. $57 plus tax and gratuity. Come find us.
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4.5
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4.7
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4.9
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ThirstyThursdaysSD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Youngblood has a great look and feel to it, pushed away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown businesses. The bartenders are some of the best in the city and the drinks are superb. It is a quiet and enjoyable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Great date night. Amazing drinks. No food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great business and great service! Coming back whenever I find the occasion

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING !!!!! Can’t wait to come back !!!

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Kellogg
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, and the drinks were INCREDIBLE. (Shout out to Tony!) Love the vibe. Already booked my next reservation to come back with my sister!

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KevinM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique experience! Great cocktails provided with a generous attention to detail. Fun speakeasy with grandiose ambitions.

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WilliamC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, I like the fact that they make the drinks specifically for you. It’s a pretty good experience.

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Jacob
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, will be back soon!

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MrSanDiegoRealtor
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Youngblood. @MrSanDiegoRealtor

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ShelleyL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Young Blood is the new place to be. It was so much fun. The crowd was eclectic. We are in our early 40's, but the crowd consisted of girls out on a girls night, couples, business men, etc. The drinks were to die for and ALL of them were different even if the group all ordered tequila. So so much fun. The place itself is beautiful, quaint, and had the vibe of the 1920's. It is a must see place.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, service, and drinks were great. Definitely recommend for a date night. Just remember it’s through the barrels.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience5

Upon entering neighborhood bar Brenden behind the bar was just the right amount of informative to not spoil the experience. Originally we were sat in a awkward spot in the pathway but luckily we asked to be moved and glad we did. Everything else was exceptionally amazing! We will definitely return for another date night and will gift this for my real estate clients. Lou was incredible. Food got a low rating because there isn’t any at young blood.

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vipSarahS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, and experience! (Food was n/a as it's drinks only)

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Maya
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this experience so much, 10/10 recommend! The staff and Tony our bartender were so hands on and fun!

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DanK
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were well conceived and creative. The "customized" approach worked. And, they were open to requests; yet intentional about how requests were included (i.e., they didn't add something randomly because we asked). Bar staff were fantastic - knowledgeable, proactive. Atmosphere set the expectation that we were welcome guests - without being overdone. We let friends know immediately!

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winteremu
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor is on point with a golden classy vibe. Best speakeasy I've been to, right on time after a year in quarantine: service was great from the minute we walked through the first door, drinks were surprisingly on point to our palates and delightful to the eyes as well. I'll definitely go back, just maybe have a bit more dinner before venturing into an all-drinks menu :D

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Pollyjuana
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The drinks that were curated for us were superb and ambiance was lovely.

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vipMickey
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly impressed. Youngblood is it a league of its own! Imagine old Hollywood in downtown San Diego with a Las Vegas mixologist. While service wasn't flawless, Youngblood has only been open for a week or so... Keeping that in mind, the experience was spectacular. The staff was personable and professional. The drinks were incredible and truly catered to our taste. We cannot wait to go back!

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Nick
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the curated 3-drink experience.

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vipNikitaP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by Tony, delicious & personal cocktails, a wonderful experience from all the staff, beautiful venue. Will be coming back.

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Madeleine
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun night, loved the entrance to the speak easy and the room had such a nice ambiance! All the drinks we had were amazing, such a good deal for the price! Highly recommend.

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Vanessa
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Came here to celebrate a birthday for a party of 6. Ambiance was nice but poor experience. Paid $65 for 3 drinks and an experience. Took 2 hours just to get 2 drinks and left after being there for almost 3 hours. It was getting late on a Thursday night and have work the next day. Waitress was not apologetic nor attentive to our needs. Drinks are horrible. First drink was super sour, second was too strong and sweet. I understand that they just opened and are still working out the kinks, but I will not come back nor would I recommend this place. Spoke to the GM, nice guy who was actually apologetic but our mood was already ruined.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service sucked!

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vipAustinM
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great drinks, bartender/servers and ambience. We love the speakeasies. We had to wait only 20 min past our reservation but it was worth it.

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vipJAR71
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing space, amazing service, amazing drinks. Wow

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vipStephenC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !!!!
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DocLiv
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate space with a carefully curated ambience and delicious craft cocktails.

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Ashleeee182
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

I really had high hopes I absolutely love anything that CH project do! All of their places are unique and always have the best staff.. since you had to pay and book weeks in advance I was expecting this to be better than raised by wolves my favorite CH project place.. nope same bartender though, when you walk in the place looks beautiful as always. My waiter yelled at me and did not give me any of the drinks that I wanted this is supposed to be personalized to your experience but when I looked around everyone had the same drinks.. she didn’t listen to what I wanted. the table next to me they sent their drinks back and shared the same experience we did I ended up liking one out of the three drinks that I got my date did not like all three so it kind of made it not worth the money since that’s what you’re paying. They re very strict with their time but they don’t seem to to have a good system in order I was asked to leave before guess that got there before me were asked to leave?!?! Deffs have a lot to work out before I go back... The front door man Lou is cool!!

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alison
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for date night. I suggest the experience at youngblood then grabbing dinner at neighborhood!

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vipWilliamE
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was very attentive to our needs. He asked about what liquor we liked and created cocktails to match our tastes. In addition, we commented about several custom blends they have and before we knew it, tastes of each showed up. It is hard to get a reservation, but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing feel and look. The sconces are next level. How’d they do that?

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It’s the first week and still getting the hang on things. It was super busy. I will certainly return and try it again.

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zeer
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! Do yourself a favor and get yourself to YoungBlood ASAP. Drinks, ambiance, carpet, experience - all top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, experience was highly unique, and the drinks were incredible.

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vipRyanN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best night of my entire life.

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frankd
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Youngblood is a great speakeasy and does not offer a food menu. This is a top destination for cocktails and conversation. I would suggest this place to anyone looking for these two things for the evening. Fantastic place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Curated cocktails in an intimate, good looking setting. Come here for an elevated drinking experience!

You pay upfront prior to coming to Youngblood, taxes and gratuity included.

You enter in through the Neighborhood bar, which has undergone a remodel and now boasts a lovely interior styling that’s to be admired. If you’ve ever been to Nobel Experiment, you enter in through the same keg-disguised door at the rear of Neighborhood. But rather than going right towards Nobel, you walk straight towards the speakeasy that sits behind a door disguised as a refrigerator. The bar seats maybe 40 people max. Upon entering the space, you’re treated to a lavishly decorated room, complete with liquor bottles decorating the walls and a detailed styling that needs to be seen and experienced. No detail is spared, from the gold-plated roofing to the reel-to-reel music playing, everything is wonderfully detailed.

After an introductory glass of bubbly, we chose from a list of 6 cocktails, two options for each serving. The drinks work as a progression, from light to strong. Pick your own adventure off the menu or ask for whatever drink you’d like. It’s highly suggested you work off the menu for the full experience.

We had a wonderful experience here and we can’t wait to go back. Congrats to Consortium Holdings on yet another spectacular venue!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for the first week of their opening, and there are still a few things they need to figure out so rezzos can be on time. The whole CH team was very accommodating, and since we had to wait for another party to finalize their experience, we were provided with complimentary drinks at JTonys. Once we finally were able to come in for our cocktail flight experience, we were glad we waited. The place really lives up to the expectation of what all the CH experience means and what they want to offer. The flight is all a surprise - drinks based on your tastebuds and mood for the night - and the mixologist’s knowledge of the ingredients. And the noise level is perfect to be able to carry on a convo and not have to raise your voice too much. Will definitely stop by again. Don’t forget to check out the carpet - you’ll know what I mean when you’re there.

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vipDWstock
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Young Blood is one of the most transportive cocktail experiences I've ever done. It is intoxicating in its atmosphere, attention to detail, and service. From the moment you step through the secret entrance, you gravitate between feeling like you're in a dream and being intensely present. You are waited on as valued and esteemed guests, not customers.

The menu is a polite suggestion, with the bartending staff really shining when you enter into a conversation with them about the flavors you're looking for. I can't express enough how different this is from every other cocktail bar that's trying so desperately to make a statement while stubbornly sticking to the same tired formula. The best I could describe their approach to ordering a drink is like the difference between buying ill-fitting clothes off the rack from a discount store versus getting a suit tailored to your exact specifications on Saville Row. Despite the clearly enormous amount of effort that went into this bar, Young Blood manages to be so effortlessly cool - completely eschewing any sort of growing pains or stutter steps. It seems like a gift from another time, another dimension, where bartending isn't just an art form but the national pastime. It's not so much a testament to what can be done with a total mastery and deep understanding of the craft, but goes beyond that, like being allowed to step into the innermost sanctum of the high (or low) ABV Vatican.

Thank you to the staff for exceeding our wildest expectations, from Jonas' warm and welcoming hospitality to Demi's impeccable service and Tony's unbridled and commanding talent behind the bar. Young Blood has arrived, and nothing at the corner of 8th and G or beyond will ever be the same.

Follow @DrinksBeforeDishonor on instagram for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this unique experience and the ambience!

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Youngblood is rated 4.8 stars by 41 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.