Featured Bar, June 2023
The National Bar, known locally as “The Nash,” is tucked within the historic National Exchange Hotel in downtown Nevada City.
Rumored to be the longest continually running watering hole west of the Mississippi along with the nearby Golden Gate Saloon in Grass Valley, the Nash guests are transported on a sensory journey through time, blending the elegance and nostalgia of the past with the artistry and innovation of the present. The bar team strives to create an unforgettable experience where meticulously crafted cocktails harmonize with the ambiance of their significant surroundings. With a dedication to exceptional service and a curated selection of spirits, wine, and beer, one discovers a fusion of history, cocktail creation and the pleasures of the palate, all with the enchanting embrace of this timeless establishment.
The National Bar’s Summer Cocktail Program takes a step back in time with lead Bartender Travis Parsley’s imaginative collection of drinks inspired by historical remedies. Affectionately known by locals as “The Nash,” the bar, which dates back to 1865, is experiencing a new life after an extensive three-year restoration and renovation, opening its doors to the public in 2021. Guests can immerse themselves in the bygone era of the 1700s to the 1900s.
Winslow’s Soothing Syrup
Blueberry + Rosemary Shrub
Photo by Ingrid Nelson