Bourbon & Oysters

February 17th | 5PM - 7PM

Gather around the fire as our chefs prepare oysters on Sea Island Forge kettles, delight in a bourbon tasting with the masters behind our bar, and listen to Dr. J. Drew Lanham, MacArthur award-winning South Carolina author, poet, ornithologist, and hunter/conservationist “head and heart” approach to Southeastern birds. The event will coincide with the spotlight exhibition: J. Drew Lanham: Feel Guide to John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, Volume 1 at The Charleston Museum.

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Dr. J. Drew Lanham – SEWE Artist-in-Residence

February 17th - 19th, 2023

In addition to art installations and activations all weekend long, we will be hosting artist-in-residence, Dr. J. Drew Lanham, MacArthur award-winner & South Carolina author, poet, ornithologist, and hunter-conservationist. Dr. Lanham will be on site throughout the SEWE weekend. Gather around and listen to his “head and heart” approach to the Southeastern birds featured in John James Audubon’s The Birds of America. Dr. Lanham will be the featured guest at Bourbon & Oysters, an event coinciding with the spotlight exhibition: J. Drew Lanham: Feel Guide to John James Audubon’s The Birds of America, Volume 1 which runs February 17-April 28, 2023 at The Charleston Museum.

A Page out of History

As part of our exclusive partnership, hotel guests will have an opportunity to secure a privately guided introduction to The Charleston Library Society. The library is celebrating its 275th year and remains the oldest cultural institution in the South. The guided tour is hosted by Special Collections Librarian, Lisa Hayes and will also include a visit through the Igoe Shakespeare Library, which is housed in a part of the library reserved for members by special appointment. Visit Concierge to book

Live Music in The Living Room

Friday & Saturday 7 PM – 10 PM

Join us in The Living Room or outside on the patio to enjoy libations and lite bites set to the backdrop of our live music duo. 

Sip, Swirl, Savor

Join our nationally recognized team for a private lesson in mastering mixology. Learn the art of imbibing—from crafting the classics to the decanting the perfect vintage to the particulars of bourbon—all while taking a peek at how the magic happens. Tailored to specific preferences and interests, in the class you will learn how to craft and enjoy three cocktails, accompanied by lite bites. Exclusively for hotel guests, $200/per person, classes are subject to availability and are made on a first come, first serve basis with a cancelation policy.


Private Shopping Experience at Hampden

We’ve partnered with the King Street boutique, Hampden for a day of luxurious shopping. Hampden boasts a unique assortment of 60+ coveted American and European designer brands and flawless service. Enjoy transportation to the boutique via our house car as well as a dedicated stylist for a 2-hour private shopping session.

A Secret Menu Behind The Brass Bar

Our masters of mixology behind the brass bar, have crafted the ultimate fine cocktail menu. Take a journey of the senses, and discover classics reimagined, made with distinctive spirits and exceptional attention to detail. This limited-edition menu is available only by request while visiting us at the brass bar in The Living Room. 


Volvo Drive Experience

Available 8:00AM - 8:00PM Daily

Explore Charleston this season from the comfort of our Volvo house cars. The Volvo Drive Experience is exclusive to overnight guests of the hotel and test drives are available for up to three hours once during your stay and can be arranged by visiting the front office team.


Bordering Marion Square, The Dewberry is a local landmark, as well as a marquee destination for residents and visitors alike.