This adventure of museums and restaurants started with brunch at the Backyard Kitchen and Tap in Pacific Beach. Because, as I have said in the past, what good adventure does not include brunch with some mimosas. Backyard Kitchen and Tap is a great place to have brunch, and they offered a mimosa flight, and to read the full review of Backyard Kitchen and Tap, please see here. After having a good brunch, we were ready for the hike to collect the plates we had made the previous week at a Harry Potter creations event, to read more about that adventure see here. The walk up there was quite a hike but needed for the exercise and to walk off our brunch. Besides, it was for Harry Potter plates how could we not hike that far for them. Haha
The finished dishes are below, the top is mine, and the bottom is Tanika’s plate.
After the hike and we collected our plates, we decided to go back home for a bit where we relaxed for a bit before heading out for the museums. It just so happens that the Smithsonian was giving away free museum tickets for eligible museums within San Diego and we found two available ones that we wanted to see. One of them was the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum found here, and the other was the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House Museum found here. I love museums so being able to see both in one day was awesome! Both of these museums are packed with a ton of cool historical artifacts and loaded with a lot of information. I love Chinese history and culture so seeing the museum was excellent and allowed me to take a look into Chinese history in China and how it influenced parts of San Diego. The Horton House had old kitchen equipment like one of the first slow cookers that required hot coals or rocks to heat it. It made me glad for our modern conveniences.
Throughout this whole day, we were inevitably trying to kill time for a birthday party (that didn’t happen), so we kept walking around and exploring the Gaslamp and finally landed in a place called The Whiskey House. This place is a whiskey, bourbon, and scotch lovers dream! It is filled from floor to ceiling with a vast variety of bourbons, scotches, and whiskeys from different countries. They even give you a thick book that lists all of the whiskeys available for you to sample. While we were here, we decided to try a whiskey sour, and it was easily one of the best whiskey sours I have had in my life. It was smooth and frothy from the egg. It was delicious! We also tried an old-fashioned with a Japanese whiskey called Suntory Whisky Toki, and it gave the drink a beautiful finish with a bit of a bite. The Whiskey House provides lunch and dinner and also offers a whiskey club with monthly tastings. I have signed up for the club and will post those outings at some point in the future.
This was a great adventure and one of many. I hope you have enjoyed reading about this adventure and if you try The Whiskey House be sure to let us know!