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Join Us for Sociables

Join Us for Sociables

November 07, 2017

Noun so·cia·ble

  1. an informal social gathering frequently involving a special activity or interest. First documented use: 1750
  2. Sunday cocktails at The Dewberry

In Charleston, Sociables became a weekend punctuation point long before the existence of Sunday brunch (or brunch at all, for that matter). Born of a gone-era dining tradition known as Sunday Supper, in which an expansive mid-day feast satiated morning hunger and staved off evening pangs, Sociables functioned as a sort of pre-meal progressive cocktail party. An excuse for social calls, noontime revelry, and preening in Sunday Best (whether you had actually attended the sermon was beside the point), Sociables were a defined by an implicit commitment to hospitality—you knew if you came knocking, your host would have an eye-opener ready upon arrival. 

The Dewberry has revived this beloved local custom—and added a soundtrack of live jazz to amplify the occasion. Come raise a glass with us on the Second Sunday of each month.