There are great beach bars, and then there are great bars near the beach, where the cocktails are crafted, the bitters house-made, and the sensibility just a bit sophisticated. Here are the coolest places to post up on the coast.
Photo: Courtesy of Edmund's Oast
Charleston, South Carolina
Edmund's Oast is known for its local brew and breezy beer garden, but the cocktail scene is equally renowned.
Cocktail We Love: The Red Wedding (get the recipe) dresses up the Southern pairing of bourbon and sweet tea with Elijah Craig bourbon and hibiscus-and-tea ice cubes.