Many hotel bars have long persisted as bastions of uninspired drinks, but cocktail culture has become so pervasive that some of today’s best drinks destinations are now in hotels, as exemplified by the Living Room Bar at Charleston’s Dewberry Hotel, our 2018 Cocktail Bar of the Year. “People in big cities spend a lot of time in hotel bars,” says Ryan Casey, the Dewberry’s beverage director. “We wanted our hotel guests, and people in Charleston, to treat it as their second living room. To come in for meetings and coffee during the day, and cocktails in the evening.”
Take a tour of the stunning bar and hotel via the video above.