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Our latest “on-the-job reporting” for TALK Greenville

As the long, hot summer forges on, we are delighted with any excuse to do some cocktailin’…a girl has to stay refreshed one way or another! Our most recent search for just the right cocktail(s) to suit our summer tastes came with a “fresh-n-local” bonus at Roost in downtown Greenville. The bar-folks there are quite creative with their offerings…and they keep it real with things like small batch, South Carolina-made bourbon, house-made mixes and all-natural sodas…giving visitors and locals alike a taste of what this great place we call home is all about.


It was quite a challenge to choose just a couple of cocktails from their extensive, creative list!

Our first cocktail of choice – The Roost Cool & Spicy Margarita. Now, this is a drink worth crowing about! Freshly-muddled cucumber and cilantro along with house-made sour mix combine to strike the perfect balance to green chili tequila. This breezy blend will have you feeling like cock of the walk or fresh as a daisy.            

Our next choice – the Pecan Bourbon Whiskey Smash is Kevin’s pride-n-joy. Usually, we are happy to share, but this one is a “get your own” kinda cocktail! Pecan bourbon and lemon juice are added to muddled mint and lemon, creating a sweet southern sipper with a crispy citrus on the end. It’ll make you want to nest for a while.


Expect to see it all during your “roost” at the bar. The afternoon brings everything from golfers looking to cool off after a round, business-types looking to unwind after a long day, and folks like us…just lookin’ to enjoy a refreshing beverage and chit-chat. The attire is hip-business-casual and excalates as the evening unfold.


Roost has far more than just cocktails to offer…no shocker there! With that fresh-n-local focus, the menu offers a little something for everyone. And, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the live music on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout the summer in NOMA plaza. They are set up to accommodate groups of all sizes for dinner…no crowd is too large…so, whether you are out with the girls for a bit of a “hen party” or out with a fella who likes to “rule the roost”, they have you covered!