Saltbar Cocktail Lounge has some exciting news to share! Bartender Jen Queen has joined the Saltbox/Saltbar team full-time as principal bartender. The award winning, Level 2 Mezcalier, Jen Queen, joins the team at Saltbar to contribute to their seasonal cocktail menus as principal bartender.
Saltbar, the downstairs bar and lounge at Saltbox Dining & Drinking in the Hotel Palomar, is already known for mixing up hand crafted cocktails featuring seasonal produce like rhubarb, ginger root and pineapple leaves; and housemade items, like grenadine and orgeat.
Sharing Saltbar’s belief that simple, fresh ingredients make for the best drinks, Queen looks to add new originals highlighting familiar drinks of an unfamiliar quality, like the espresso martini, Jack & Coke, and white Russian. The old hand craft-tender loves her agave spirits, culinary cocktails, and house made items, so expect to find new sippers utilizing the ingredients and methods most near and dear to her heart. You can pull up a stool to see Queen and the rest of the Saltbarkeeps now. They’ll be happy to pour you a tasty seasonal classic, original craft concoction, or one of the Saltbar staples off the Wells Done Well list.
Queen is also a partner of the Queen-Conner-Ward Collective, and has poured and consulted at some of San Diego’s most reputable bars and restaurants; including La Puerta, Monello and most recently PrepKitchen.
The Saltbar Cocktail Lounge is located at 1047 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA (619) 515-3003.