The Bar

Open from 4pm to 11pm Sunday – Thursday and 4pm-12am Friday & Saturday.

Southern hospitality mandates that there are no strangers here.

If The Spectator Hotel is the place to be and to be seen, here is a place you can just be. Step inside and feel a delicious combination of the exuberance of the 1920s speakeasy and the ease of the Jazz Age. The Spectator’s bar is a place to gather, socialize and enjoy life.

As you wind down your day, you’ll cherish the warm embrace of this intimate space. We understand the nourishing and nurturing nature of a well-made, well-deserved beverage. As a result, we’ve invested in a mixologist who believes drinks should be made in a similar fashion to medicine: a precise balance of art, science and serious business. And like a pharmacist, our in-house mixologist will fill the prescription for what ails you.


Meet Our Bartender:

Emanating the nostalgic past time of the 1920s speakeasy and spirit of Charleston’s Historic District, cocktail artisan Allen Lancaster serves up hand-crafted libations packed with seasonal southern flair at the Spectator Bar. Lancaster’s cocktail program entails cleverly-named classic drinks with a modern flair, all reminiscent of the roaring decade. 

Drink Menu

Craft Cocktails


Trouble in the Henhouse | 14.00

Wild Turkey Rare Breed | Eagle Rare | Fighting Cock | Old Crow | Hay-Demerara | Lemon Bitters

Not Pho Nuthin’ | 13.00

Sesame Washed Milagro Reposado | Licor 43| Mango | Clementine | Thai Chiles | Cinnamon | Fresh Lime Juice

Vermillion Haze | 13.00

Montelobos Mezcal | Ancho Reyes | Blood Orange | Fresh Lime Juice | Cumin | Whole Egg

Col. Pimm’s Amazon Elixir | 13.00

Pimms | Novo Fogo Cachaça | Açai | Mint | Fresh Lime Juice | Stevia | Blenheim’s Spicy Ginger Ale

Bunzee’s Jumbie | 13.00

*Striped Pig Spiced Rum | *Red Harbor Rum | Jumbie Liqueur | Giffard Banane de Bresil | Ferrand Dry Curacao | Housemade Hazelnut Orgeat | Pineapple | Lime | Tiki Bitters

The Dude Imbibes | 12.00

Chai-Vanilla Cathead Vodka | *Carolina Cream Liqueur | Almond Milk | Espresso-St George Coffee Liqueur Ice Cube

Hibiscus Meniscus | 12.00

*Hat Trick Gin | Hum Liqueur | Fresh Lemon Juice | Hibiscus Simple | Prosecco

Giggle Water | 13.00

Pisco Porton | Lillet Blanc | Fresh Lime Juice | Cardamom Bitters | Lychee Foam

Bee’s Sneeze | 13.00

Ransom Old Tom Gin | Lavender | *Charleston Bees Honey | Fresh Lemon Juice | Egg White | Orange Blossom & Rosewater Perfume


* Local Product

Classic Cocktails


Brown Derby | 13.00

*Gentry Bourbon | Fresh Grapefruit Juice | Honey Syrup


Pegu Club | 11.00

*Hat Trick Gin | Cointreau | Fresh Lime Juice | Angostura Bitters | Orange Bitters

Aviation | 12.00

Uncle Val’s Gin | Créme de Violette | Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur | Fresh Lemon Juice

Barracuda | 12.00

Plantation Pineapple Rum | Galliano | Pineapple Juice | Fresh Lemon Juice | Prosecco Float

Tipperary | 11.00

Tullamore Dew | Dolin Blanc Vermouth | Green Chartreuse

Americano | 10.00

Campari | Dolin Sweet Vermouth | Club Soda

Monkey Gland | 12.00

*Jasper’s Gin | Fresh Orange Juice | House Pomegranate Grenadine | Absinthe Rinse

New York Sour | 12.00

Alberta Rye | Fresh Lemon Juice | Simple Syrup | Zinfandel Float

French Connection | 10.00

Hennessy VS | Disaronno

Paloma | 11.00

Altos Silver Tequila | Giffard Crème de Pamplemousee | Fresh Grapefruit Juice | Fresh Lime Juice | Club Soda


* Local Product

Please Note: there is also a large selection of wines and beers