Hours: Dinner & Late Night. 4 p.m.-close
Early on, the bar at Husk made a name for itself as a temple of bourbon, thanks to its selection of more than 50 premium bourbons and its own barrel of Pappy Van Winkle. Over the past two years, it has continued to evolve and mature, adding an impressive number of ryes and scotches to its brown water collection and incorporating them into an ever-expanding array of handcrafted cocktails. The same ingredient-centric passion and historical eye that defines Husk’s kitchen is in play in the bar as well. Fire-roasted apple juice and jalapeño jam temper tequila in the Burro and the Plow, while housemade celery bitters and beet juice give Ruby’s Radish a rosy glow. The punch list offers 19th century classics like Charleston Light Dragoon punch, along with contemporary inventions like the candy-sweet School House on the Rock. Located in a separate two-story outbuilding next door to the main restaurant, the bar’s century-old exposed brick and rough-hewn beams give it a rustic but elegant atmosphere that’s perfect for a historic drinking experience. —Robert Moss, Dish (Winter 2013)
The cocktails here are inventive and the bourbon is Pappy Van Winkle. Snacks can be ordered from the Husk kitchen too.