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About

About us

Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese is a modern comfort food and cocktail bar with a relaxed atmosphere and vintage decor. Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese is built on founder Elizabeth Carpenter's vision of providing an enjoyable and comfortable experience with genuine hospitality and delicious food and drink in an approachable atmosphere. We offer a flavorful and unique menu which boasts a generous selection of grilled cheese sandwiches in a number of varieties. Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese also houses an extensive and impressive selection of spirits, including over 100 whiskies, and a well balanced and delicious cocktail menu featuring classic and original cocktails made with fresh ingredients and fresh squeezed juices. We also offer 20 beers on tap and over 30 beers in the bottle in addition to red, white and sparkling wine.

Our Story - Love the Bar without the Labels

We serve outstanding comfort food and cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere with a vintage decor and we do so with exceptional hospitality. Our guests are what is most import to Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese, not labels. That is why we let our great food and drinks do the talking for us! Our sandwiches as well as our other menu items are all made with fresh, quality ingredients, though you will never hear us refer to them as gourmet. Our shelves boast an extensive spirit collection and our cocktails are made with fresh juice that is squeezed in-house daily but you will never hear us use the word craft. Our bartenders and staff continue to educate themselves and share their knowledge with our guests but they are simply bartenders and professionals- not mixologists or bar chefs. We’re willing to place our food and drinks on the table alongside of any one else of a similar category, but we serve ours up on metal cafeteria trays with plastic-ware and in fun vintage, mix-matched glassware with no pretentiousness. You will always be welcome inside our walls and you will never see a menu item that you aren’t familiar with or that a staff member can’t inform you about with a smile. You only live once, so eat like a kid and drink like a king! Enjoy yourself comfortably in a judgement free environment and come on in!

FAQ

Are you affiliated with any other bars?

No. We are Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese, the first and only of it's kind and we are not affiliated with any other grilled cheese concepts or bars with similar names.

Why DeLand, FL?

The setting for Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese couldn't be more perfect than in a charming place with soul and rich history that boasts a genuine, small town, southern vibe. This is the bar you've been waiting for- the best elements of the modern bar scene all in one place! Comfort food and cocktails with an extensive spirit collection and exceptional hospitality! We feel that DeLand is a great place to achieve the vision of our brand and are excited to bring new, relatable and enjoyable elements of the modern bar scene to a community that knows how to appreciate well done, approachable goodness.

You make gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and craft cocktails?

No! We serve outstanding comfort food and cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere with a vintage decor and we do so with exceptional hospitality. Our guests are what is most import to Yolo Bar & Grilled Cheese, not labels. That is why we let our great food and drinks do the talking for us! Our sandwiches as well as our other menu items are all made with fresh, quality ingredients, though you will never hear us refer to them as gourmet. Our shelves boast an extensive spirit collection and our cocktails are made with fresh juice that is squeezed in-house daily but you will never hear us use the word craft. Our bartenders and staff continue to educate themselves and share their knowledge with our guests but they are simply bartenders and professionals- not mixologists or bar chefs. We’re willing to place our food and drinks on the table alongside of any one else of a similar category, but we serve ours up on metal cafeteria trays with plastic-ware and in fun, vintage, mix-matched glassware with no pretentiousness. You will always be welcome inside our walls and you will never see a menu item that you aren’t familiar with or that a staff member can’t inform you about with a smile. You only live once, so eat like a kid and drink like a king! Enjoy yourself comfortably in a judgment free environment and come on in!

Do you take reservations?

No. We are a bar, not a restaurant. While we love the warm reception that our relaxed concept of comfort food and cocktails receives by people of all walks, our establishment is first come first serve. On a busy night we will have a staff member at the door to take names for any wait that may accrue, however we do not except reservations or call-ahead’s.

Are you a family restaurant?

Yes and no. We are Yolo BAR & Grilled Cheese. We ARE family owned and while we are happy to host you and your family with exceptional hospitality we remind our guests that we are a bar first. You will find that the majority of our seats are high top tables and chairs. Please keep this in mind while you are dining with us. We encourage the whole family to enjoy a dining experience with us, but keep in mind our atmosphere is more adult past the early diner hour, and we do require all guests to be over 21 after 10 peavey evening.

So are you kid friendly?

Absolutely! Kids love grilled cheese and we love kids. We will even allow kids, accompanied by an adult, to sit at the bar during busy lunch hours. Please keep in mind that while we are kid friendly, the amount of high chairs that we keep in house is limited and they are first come, first served.

Is your establishment wheel chair accessible?

Absolutely! We are completely wheel chair accessible however we recommend that if you are planning to dine with us that you call in advance to let us know you are coming. We have limited space at low top tables and while we do not take reservations or call ahead’s in general, we would be happy to accommodate anyone with special circumstances, needs or disabilities by being made aware beforehand so that we may best host you!

Do you offer a Gluten Free menu or items?

We are happy to offer a gluten free bread option for any of our sandwiches. Beyond offering gluten free bread, we can not and unfortunately will not ensure or certify that any individual ingredients or menu items are gluten free. The health and safety of our guests with serious medical conditions is important to us and while we would love to accommodate those guests with severe gluten allergies and/or Celiac disease, we do not have the means to do so. Due to the delicate nature of the potential cross contamination of gluten products from both the the product source and within our own kitchen workspace, we are unable to comfortably or professionally certify that any item that we serve is entirely gluten free.