Craft Drinks For Cocktail Lovers at Understory Bar

Understory Del Mar

If you are looking for a craft cocktail, head over to Understory Del Mar. Take one step inside the Sky Deck in the Del Mar Highlands, and you are in for a visual feast for the eyes. Modeled after the El Nacional gastronomic center in Barcelona, the bar is named for the area between the main forest canopy and the forest floor. They offer everything from classic drinks to expertly crafted by skilled mixologists.  The staff is friendly and attentive, and always ready to recommend one of their perfect drinks.  The cocktails at Understory Del Mar change periodically, so not all of these drinks may be available at the time that you visit.

In March 2024, they added the following new cocktails:

🐠 Caribe: Understory private label Maestro Dobel Cristalino, espresso, chai tea, maple syrup, house-made vanilla orange cordial🐇 Rabbit Eye: Nolets gin, blueberries, lemon, sage, egg white🌕 Blue Moon: Belvedere Vodka, coconut crème, violette, juniper, rosemary, butterfly pea syrup🍓 Camarosa: Volcan blanco tequila, elderflower, lime, strawberry, cucumber, mint and arugula grapeseed oil

Understory Del Mar
Understory Del Mar
Understory Del Mar
Understory Del Mar

Understory Del Mar is more than just a bar, enjoying a drink there is an experience.  It’s about the vibe, the ambiance, and the opportunity to catch up with friends and family over a creative cocktail. Whether you’re a fan of martinis, margaritas, or something more adventurous, they’ve got you covered.  They also have a full wine list, happy hour with 50% off classic cocktails, and you can order food from any of the neighboring restaurants:  Ambrogia 15, Craft House, Glass Box, Kiin Extraordinary Thai, Marufuku Ramen and Urbana Mexican Gastronomy.

The concept was created by Scott Slater of Slater 50/50, and Guillaume and Ludivine Ryon of Le Parfait Paris.

If you are looking for great cocktails, check out my article on the top bars to get a cocktail with a view in San Diego.

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