South Florida’s largest whiskey library belongs to Warren American Whiskey Kitchen, featuring over 900 bottles and includes some of the rarest whiskeys in the world.
To name a few, there’s McCallan 50, Double Eagle Very Rare, Michter’s Celebration, the entire line of Last Drop Whiskey, and all vintages of Pappy Van Winkle.
The 6,000 square foot space is a hybrid of classic elegance and industrial modernity. Rich chocolate leathers underlined by lush velvet seating give off a sleek and seductive vibe. Dim lighting and wood flooring work together to draw attention to the restaurant’s main aesthetic, an old-world Whiskey Wall. Located in the main dining room, bottles as rare as Warren John’s personal artifacts are featured across the shelves.
Jeff John, CEO of Damn Good Hospitality, was inspired to create the space by one man’s profound impact on him. A mentor in his life was his Uncle Warren. It was in Warren’s nature to unconditionally help his nephew, whether it was a social, school, or business-related ordeal. He was the guy to be around, a man who could brighten the spirit of anyone at any given moment. Warren lost his life too soon at age 66, roughly seven years ago.
Warren’s pleasures in life were food, wine, and most importantly, a good time. So, in his honor, the Damn Good Hospitality team set out on a quest to open a restaurant modeled after everything he stood for. Each detail of the space brings Warren’s spirit to life, An illustrious bachelor, collector of unique artifacts, and lover of art.
Delving further into the inspo, Jeff John says “The inspiration came from Warren himself (just knowing him and what he likes). With the design we brought multiple worlds together in a very simple setting, fusing an older more elegantly styled Whiskey Room with a newer, industrial more modern look. It really illustrates the way that Warren himself liked to live.”
Just as Warren would, the Damn Good Hospitality puts guest experience at the forefront of priorities. Guests are expected to be treated as family and met with a warm welcome. CEO Jeff added, “We are here to help guide and educate our guests, ensuring that everyone has a first-class experience. I am proud to say Damn Good Hospitality has a maintained a very special warm and supportive company culture that really shines through in the dining experience.”
- 1 oz. Rock N Roll Platinum Tequila
- 1 oz. Los Vecinos Mezcal
- 3/4 oz. Habanero infused Agave
- 3/4 oz. Fresh pressed Lime juice and 3 Watermelon Cubes
Garnish: Habanero and a wedge of watermelon
Glass: Double Rocks
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin, shake for 10 seconds, double strain.
A Head of Lettuce
- 2 oz. Wheatley Vodka
- 1 oz. Fresh Pressed Citrus Juice
- 1 oz. Cane Syrup
- 1 leaf Romaine Lettuce
- Bar Spoon Olive Oil
Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin, shake for 10 seconds, double strain. Served in a chilled coup glass. Garnish with salt, pepper, and chili oil.