The New Dram & Draught

This April, fans of the popular watering hole Dram & Draught will be sipping their whiskeys and beers in new quarters. The neighborhood bar is moving into a ground floor space in the soon-to-open One Glenwood building, at the corner of Morgan Street and Glenwood Avenue caddy-corner to its original Hillsborough Street service station location (that building will be razed for One Glenwood’s second tower).

The new location, say Dram co-owners Kevin Barrett and Drew Schenck, will be larger, with more seating, a spacious covered patio with views of downtown, and more shelf space, allowing the bar to expand its premier whiskey collection by 30 percent. Cary native and award-winning interior designer Stephen Martyak of Boston-based Studio Tyak has designed all three of Dram’s bars; he will work to incorporate some elements of the old service station’s design into the new bar, Barrett says, but the partners are excited for a flexible space.

“[The Greensboro location] is in an old service station, Durham’s is in a tobacco warehouse,” Barrett says. “Raleigh’s will be in a new construction building. We have full confidence we’ll re-create that same cozy, friendly, cool vibe. It doesn’t mean I won’t cry a little when they do the demo of our old place.”

“[One Glenwood developer] Heritage has been a pleasure to work with,” Schenck adds. “It’s not about the poor little guy being pushed out by the big guy. It’s been a positive experience.”

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