Looking for a pre-show beverage or an after-show refresher? Spoleto Festival USA has partnered with 23 Charleston restaurants to create Spoleto-inspired cocktails that will appear on menus through June 9. Stop by any of these hot-spots to get an elevated Spoleto experience with these cleverly crafted drinks. From pink peppercorn–infused tequila to cooling cucumber and mint flavors, there is a wide variety to choose from and something for everyone of age—though there’s even an option for those who choose not to imbibe. Better still? All restaurant locations are within walking distance of many 2019 venues. 

Check out the map below showing all participating restaurants in relation to the theaters:

All locations are downtown and a short distance from any of the theaters. Don’t forget to snap a pic of your drink and tag #SpoletoSips and #SFUSA2019! 

McCrady’s Tavern

“The Brown Derby,” inspired by Classical Showcase
Ingredients: Old Grand-Dad bourbon, grapefruit, lemon, honey


“Viola,” inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of Twelfth Night
Ingredients: gin, crème de violette, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, Champagne, edible flower garnish

Millers All Day

“The Spoleto Collins” 
Ingredients: Sutler’s Gin, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, lemon juice, strawberry-basil syrup, soda

Poogan’s Porch and Poogan’s Smokehouse

“Poogan’s Prosperity,” inspired by the history of the Festival and the shared love of arts between Charleston and Spoleto, Italy. 
Ingredients: gin, prosecco, elderflower, crème de violet, pomegranate juice, edible flower garnish


“Los Santos Sangria,” inspired by Path of Miracles at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: rosé, passion fruit liqueur, peach, lemon


“Between 1st and A,” inspired by the bluegrass concerts of I’m With Her and Punch Brothers at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard
Ingredients: Sacred Bond Brandy, Applejack Brandy, crème de cassis, mint demerara syrup, lemon juice, mint, soda water, blackberry garnish

Le Farfalle

“Cigarette Girl,” inspired by Carla Bley – Trios at the College of Charleston Cistern Yard
Ingredients: Henry McKenna Single Barrel bourbon, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Averna, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, smoked ice

The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Bar

Curtain Call 
Ingredients: Citadelle Gin, Giffard Pamplemousse, St. Germain, grapefruit juice, lime juice, mint, cucumber, lavender

The Charleston Gaillard Center is Charleston’s grand performing arts venue that will house Salome, Path of Miracles, Compagnie Hervé Koubi, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, One Thousand and One Nights, St. John Passion, and Dafnis Prieto Big Band. This is also where Spoleto’s in-person box office is held. 

Doar Bros.

Due Mondi, inspired by Spoleto Festival USA’s roots in Italy and a celebration of dual world flavors
Ingredients: Hat Trick Botanical Gin, Amaro al Tartufo, Carolina peaches, prosecco

Zero Restaurant + Bar 

“The Cocktail of Errors” is inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of The Comedy of ErrorsThis restaurant is a 0.7-mile walk from Dock Street Theatre. (It’s also right across the street from the Charleston Gaillard Center.)
Ingredients: Plymouth gin, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Giffard lychee liqueur, Suze, egg white

Basic Kitchen

“Garden of Good”, inspired by 1927’s world premiere production, Roots, at the Emmett Robinson Theatre
Ingredients: parsley verdita (pineapple, apple, parsley, cilantro, jalapeno), and lemon, mixed with Seedlip, a non-alcoholic spirit, or tequila

Victor Social Club

“Victor Virelles,” inspired by David Virelles’s concerts at the Simons Center Recital Hall
Ingredients: j
alapeño-infused tequila, St. Germain, strawberry


“Menotti’s Composed Pie,” inspired by the Festival’s founder, Gian Carlo Menotti
Ingredients: shochu, blueberry, vanilla, pineapple shrub, lemon-herb meringue whip

Parcel 32

Ingredients: strawberries; mint; rum; lime juice; lavender simple syrup; soda; mint, strawberry, and lemon garnish

Wild Common

Pay No Attention to the Color, inspired by Target Margin Theater’s Pay No Attention to the Girl at Woolfe Street Playhouse
Ingredients: pink peppercorn–infused tequila, Cocchi Rosa, rhubarb liqueur, grapefruit cordial, lime juice, club soda, jasmine flower garnish

Joséphine Wine Bar

“Salome’s Seven Veils,” inspired by the opera Salome at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: Kirschwasser, St.Germain, Dolin Blanc, grapefruit juice, Bittercube Jamaican No. 2 Bitters, house-made hibiscus syrup
Joséphine Wine Bar is also offering Festivalgoers a special three-course Spoleto prix fixe tasting menu, with optional wine pairings.


“King Herod,” inspired by the opera Salome at the Charleston Gaillard Center
Ingredients: bourbon, Lapsang Souchong demerara syrup, Bénédictine, black walnut bitters, orange twist garnish

The Macintosh

“Prince of Tyre,” inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe’s performances of Pericles at the Dock Street Theatre
Ingredients: Beefeater Gin, Dolin Génépy le Chamois, Yellow Chartreuse, Bittermans Orange Cream Citrate


The Pink Slipper”
Ingredients: sparkling wine, Aperol, orangecello, soda, orange peel garnish


“The Fever,” inspired by 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s The Fever at Woolfe Street Playhouse
Ingredients: gin, green apple syrup, lime juice, cardamom bitters

Vintage Lounge

“Coppa di Spoleto”
Ingredients: Pimm’s no. 1, Lillet Rose, gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, rhubarb bitters, Angostura bitters, soda, lemon garnish

The Darling

“Spoleto Swizzle”
Ingredients: Velvet falernum, white rum, orange juice, pineapple

Cocktail Club

Ingredients: Hendrick’s Gin, Del Professore Classico Bianco, fresh-pressed grape, lemon, simple syrup, soda water