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Harold’s Cabin Starts New Year By Launching New Concept Upstairs



Harold’s Cabin, the locally-owned “camping meets craft cocktails” hotspot located in the Westside Neighborhood of downtown Charleston has reinvented its upstairs space. On Tuesday, January 17th, Harold’s Cabin will officially welcome patrons to the Pickled Beat, which they describe as “a whimsical, speakeasy-esque lounge area featuring moody tones, a reimagined floor plan, updated food and beverage menus, and more.”

The upstairs space that housed the popular Halloween and Christmas Holiday Bar in 2022, will take on a more funky persona in the new year. The update space will include deep purple and green velvet sofas, deco-patterned window treatments, artwork, and mid-century modern light fixtures.

“We were inspired by our guests who made 2022 such a memorable year to create an intimate escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston,” said John Schumacher, owner of Harold’s Cabin. “It is our hope that the Pickled Beat will follow in the Cabin’s footsteps.”

A new food and beverage program will also debut with the opening of the Pickled Beat. Executive chef Taylor Hodgkins and bar manager Michael DeNicola have focused on highlighting craft cocktails and shared plates exclusive to the lounge which include seasonally rotating beet-inspired creations. Signature dishes and cocktails include Pickled Beet Carpaccio, a small plate featuring pickled and marinated beets, mushroom tonnato, and herb salad and Beetle Juice, a rye-based cocktail with amaro, black pepper, beet juice, and cherry juice.

“It’s remarkable how resilient our team is, especially after the 18-month closure due to the pandemic that extended well into 2022,” said Drew Childers, partner of Harold’s Cabin. “After an exceptional execution of our holiday pop-up, we brought the Pickled Beat idea to the team and their response was incredible. They’re going into this with the same enthusiasm and optimism as everything else we throw their way, so there is no doubt that with them backing us, that this will be a very successful 2023.”

The Harold’s Cabin that Charlestonians know and love will remain fully operational downstairs durinbg their normal business hours (Tuesday – Saturday, 4 pm- 10 pm). The Pickled Beat will share in these business hours after their opening on Tuesday, January 17th. For more information about Harold’s Cabin or the Pickled Beat, follow along on Instagram (@haroldscabin | @the_pickled_beat) or call 843-793-4440.

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