More Aero Cocktails

We love our cocktails at Aero Club.

Here is our cocktail menu and also every whiskey we have stocked:

If you are feeling adventurous, you can always trust our bartenders to make you a cocktail using your favorite spirits and mixers.


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Aero Cocktails

Here are some of our cocktails at Aero.

You can check our menu for a complete list:

Or you can be at the mercy of the bartender and let us make you a drink using your favorite spirit and ingredients.



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The Health Benefits of Whiskey

Like our bartender, Brandon, said when he saw this article – “I knew it!”:

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“Health Benefits of Whiskey – Prevents Cancer

Whiskey is a wonder drink for cancer patients. It is high in anti-oxidants that helps in restricting the growth of cancer cells. Whiskey contains ellagic acid which is a natural phenol anti-oxidant. It has antiproliferative property which helps in prohibiting the DNA to get in contact with certain cancer causing compounds like nitrosamines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. It also has a chemo protective effect in cellular models as it helps in reducing the oxidation process in the body.”



Name: Jeff (Bar Back & Door)

Where are you originally from? Connecticut

How long have you worked for Aero Club? 2 years or so

What shifts do you usually work? Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? We are like a little family at Aero!

Favorite cocktail? Whiskey Mule

Favorite Beer? Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Favorite whiskey? Blanton’s Bourbon

Favorite spirit? Is there anything else besides Whiskey?

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love hiking and I love going to see local bands.

Do you have any tattoos? I don’t have a single tattoo.



Name: Brandon

Where are you originally from? I am a San Diego native

How long have you worked for Aero Club? About 4 years

What shifts do you usually work? Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm to Close

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? Being here with all these nice people that come in and being able to work at a place where I can share my passion for whiskey.

Favorite cocktail? Aero Whiskey Sour (Bourbon, Muddled Lemon, Simple Syrup, Egg White, Topped with Cinnamon)

Favorite Beer? Allagash White

Favorite whiskey? I love Kentucky Straight Bourbon, so probably Four Roses, Single Barrel

Favorite spirit? WHISKEY!

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I love to play music (I am the drummer for Danny and the Tramp). I also love taking my wife out to dinner!

Do you have any tattoos? I have this 7 in a heart that I got on our 7th wedding anniversary.



Name:  Bill, The Owner

Where are you originally from? Bayridge, Brooklyn NYC – Although I couldn’t afford to live there now

How long have you owned Aero Club? 2004, is when I bought it.

What shifts do you usually work? I am usually here every day, from open to whenever.

What’s the Best Part of Your Job? The people that come through here

Favorite cocktail? I don’t drink cocktails.

Favorite Beer?  Allagash White

Favorite whiskey? Elijah Craig, 20 year Single Barrel

Favorite spirit? Whiskey, of course.

When you are off, where do you like to hang out? I’m very boring

Do you have any tattoos? What is it and what’s the story? NOPE.

From the Archive: San Diego Uptown News

“Dr. Ink” did a nice piece about Aero Club, in September 2012.


“If you’re a whiskey lover, consider The Aero Club Bar your ultimate candy store. Fans of vodka and other spirits will also feel a rush when laying eyes upon Aero’s in-your-face wall of liquor boasting more than 750 bottles of booze, with about 500 of them revealing whiskeys of every genre.

Indecision strikes when leafing through a tome listing the liquid gold by category: Scottish, Irish, American, rye and “other worldly.” The pages continue endlessly while the burgeoning display of glass behind the bar will set your liver on fire.

During happy hour, shot pours are 50 cents off. They measure an ounce and a half, not counting the few extra dribbles that sneak into your rock glass. For whiskeys that begin exceeding $13 a pour, the discount may not apply.

The same price break applies to well drinks and myriad beers, which include about 20 drafts. But we came for the hard stuff and sipped gleefully to Lou Reed and David Bowie songs playing on the jukebox.

While my companions imbibed on a couple of summery Greyhounds (vodka and grapefruit juice), I zeroed in on Dalmore Single Malt Scotch, aged 12 years and served from a pretty bottle with a stag’s head stretching across the front. Priced at $8 with the discount, it was worth every cent.

“You’re going to want to try this straight up,” the knowledgeable bartender said as she discouraged me from diluting it with a splash of soda, which I commonly request when drinking the cheaper stuff at other bars. She was right. This scotch needed nothing more than an eager set of lips as the rush of light peat and orange spice began warming my throat.

It would take a whiskey connoisseur many years and mucho bucks to sample the entire list, considering that in the next few weeks, about 100 additional labels will be added to the inventory.

A number of whiskeys and other spirits dominate the wall behind Aero Club’s bar. 

“I always had this dream of a wall of liquor,” said owner Bill Lutzius, who purchased The Aero Club Bar in 2004 after running a tire shop in Orange County. “My whiskey buying was more of a compulsion that ended up to what it is today.”

Lutzius is among a string of owners who have run the joint since 1947 after it was originally founded by a female pilot. Vestiges of the aeronautical theme remain in the form of model airplanes hovering above the booze collection.

The clientele today is diversified, attracting bartenders from nearby downtown, 20- and 30-somethings escaping the club scene and occasional airport personnel that we presume do not include pilots gearing up for flight.”

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