The United States' First Combined Cat Cafe, Bar & Restaurant Ready To Open In San Diego

August 19, 2022

Promoted as the United States' "first full-service cat lounge, bar & restaurant," Whiskers & Wine will open in San Diego later this month.

After two years of development, Whiskers & Wine will grand open on August 26 in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. Expect an upscale cat lounge and cocktail bar where people can order food and drinks while playing with adoptable cats and kittens. The two-story space offers a menu of California cuisine, local craft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. 

Located on Adams Avenue in the University/Normal Heights area, the lounge is decked out with a secret "cats only" den, a shelf play wall, and even a separated cat staircase that goes from the first floor to second. Enjoy drinks like a Kittytini or Meownhattan while eating comfort dishes like Queso Kitten Tots, all while hanging out with cats of all shapes and sizes. There will also be an onsite merchandise store and a rooftop lounge where patrons can expect frequent special events like cat yoga.

In addition to normal business hours, Whiskers and Wine will eventually host kitten yoga classes, art and poetry mixers from local creatives, as well as beer and wine tastings. The cat lounge will also be available to rent out as a venue for small special events and gatherings. 

Whiskers and Wine is partnered with Saving One Life San Diego, a non profit animal rescue sanctuary. Together, their number one goal is to ensure that the kittens are safe, secure, and happy within the lounge until they find a forever home. 

Whiskers & Wine is located at 2856 Adams Avenue in San Diego's North Park community. For more information, visit