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The Country’s First Cat Lounge with a Full Cocktail & Bar Bites Menu Lands in San Diego

If you’ve ever wanted to sip on a glass of wine or craft cocktail while playing with a bevy of furry felines, a new bar and cat lounge in San Diego has you covered.

The appropriately named Whiskers & Wine, which recently landed on Adams Avenue, features just that mix. Guests can sample wine, local craft beer, and cocktails while playing with adoptable kittens and cats in a cage-free environment, according to Eater.

Guests will be able to interact with furry friends from San Diego-based Saving One Life, a cat adoption and rescue sanctuary, during 75-minute cat therapy sessions that cost $30. During the sessions, customers can play with the cats with teasers and wands or simply watch them frolic and explore the interior.

Separate dining room where patrons can watch pussy cats while enjoying a cocktail at Whiskers & Wine. Image courtesy of WhiskersandWinebar.com

In the two-story bar and cat lounge, there are a variety of shelves, staircases, and secret caves for the cats to explore. You can forego paying the entry fee by dining and sipping in a small dining area separated from the cats by a glass window if you’re looking for something to do in San Diego.

Along with a cocktail, wine, and beer menu, Whiskers & Wine also features a food menu with small bar bites such as salami and olive-topped Purrscuito flatbread or various Italian, club, and meatball sandwiches. Other cat-themed items include Meow Mix for humans and a CharCATerie board with cheeses, meats, and chocolate.

On the cocktail list, expect more cat puns. There’s a Jaz’s Pearfect Meowtini with gin, elderflower liqueur, pear juice, and mint, as well as Nick’s Whiskey Meower, which is a house spin on the whiskey sour with a red wine float.

Special perching wall for patrons to watch cats lounge while lounging at Whisky & Wine. Image courtesy of @whiskersandwinebar

Whiskers & Wine is the brainchild of co-owners Nicole and Chris Smith, who say that they would like to expand the concept to other locations in San Diego — and beyond.

The cocktail and cat lounge is located at 2856 Adams Ave in San Diego. It’s generally open from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

About the author: Mike Peterson is a freelance journalist and writer based in North San Diego County. He’s written and worked for a number of local media outlets, including the San Diego Union-Tribune, the North Coast Current, the Oceanside Blade, and the Escondido Times-Advocate.

The banner image at the top of this article is courtesy of WhiskersandWineBar.com