Our Favorite Happy Hour in Downtown Conway to Cure The Midweek Slump

Our Favorite Happy Hour in Downtown Conway to Cure The Midweek Slump

Whitaker’s Offers Innovative Cocktails & Tapas That Keep Us Coming Back For More

In the heart of Conway, SC, Whitaker’s stands as a testament to the craft cocktail renaissance, spearheaded by the visionary “Bar Chef” Donnie Pomykala. This cozy neighborhood bar, part of the expansive Collected Hospitality + Development group, has quickly become the go-to spot for those seeking a blend of artisanal drinks, inviting ambiance, and a strong sense of community.

A Gem Among Giants

Whitaker’s, located at 1025 3rd Avenue, thrives within the Collected Hospitality portfolio. This restaurant group boasts a diverse array of venues, ranging from the vibrant modernity of Southeast Asian cuisine at CO Sushi to the delightful coastal offerings of 1229 Shine, and more. Each establishment underlines the group’s dedication to adventurous and memorable dining experiences, with Whitaker’s carving out its niche through a focus on innovative mixology and tapas.

Open daily from 11 am to 10 pm, Whitaker’s invites patrons to explore its meticulously crafted cocktail menu, which leverages natural flavors, fresh ingredients, and Pomykala’s near two decades of mixology experience. The bar’s commitment to creativity and quality resonates with the ethos of its sister venues, emphasizing Collected Hospitality’s mission to impact their communities positively, one sip and bite at a time.

More Than Just Happy Hour

The bar’s popular happy hour, featuring deals like $4 house liquor, $5 draft beers, and $5 house wines, alongside half-off sushi specials on Mondays and Wednesdays, exemplifies Whitaker’s dedication to value and variety. It’s a testament to the group’s philosophy of providing an exceptional dining and drinking experience that’s both high in quality and rich in experience.

A Culinary Collective

While Whitaker’s prides itself on its cocktail artistry, it’s also part of a larger narrative of culinary diversity and innovation represented by Collected Hospitality. The group’s portfolio spans the gamut of culinary experiences, offering everything from Southeast Asian cuisine and seafood-centric eateries to cozy taverns and unique bars, each with its own character but all sharing a commitment to community engagement and memorable dining experiences.

The Spirit of Whitaker's

At its core, Whitaker’s is more than a bar; it’s a celebration of Conway’s local spirit. The establishment’s mix of artisanal cocktails, welcoming atmosphere, and community-focused events illustrates a model of how diverse culinary ventures can create a cohesive, enriching experience for patrons.

Whitaker’s stands as a beacon in Conway’s vibrant dining scene, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of flavors and experiences championed by Collected Hospitality. It’s a place where each visit is an adventure, each cocktail a discovery, and every patron a part of the extended family—a truly unique spot in Conway’s culinary constellation.

Rachel Alcazar

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Rachel, an award-winning designer and 2018 Winthrop University Graphic Design graduate, excelled in a rigorous program while actively engaging in community service. Her senior year included an internship at Little Red Bird in Charlotte, honing skills in print and digital media. Since joining Real Living, Rachel has become an invaluable team member, contributing to diverse marketing projects—postcards, newsletters, booklets, social media graphics, and more. Her passion lies in translating abstract ideas into tangible materials, aiding agents in selling clients' homes.