The former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building transformed from a sterile office space into one of Charleston’s chicest destinations on the edge of Marion Square: The Dewberry Hotel. With that long-awaited renovation came an equally chic, mid-century modern lobby bar, The Living Room, which is pouring meticulously crafted cocktails. Full-bodied classics like a killer Old Fashioned are juxtaposed with contemporary inventions, such as a mezcal-infused concoction with a skewered habanero and black salt garnish. Bar Manager Ryan Casey ensures every last detail is accounted for -- from specific highball glassware to liquor choices that include Dewberry's exclusive aged Private Label Plantation Rum and a surprising selection of cognac in a city where bourbon is king. You'll find locals and tourists alike here, imbibing before or after a night on the town.