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Paddock & Whisky owners Chris Van Liew and Reid Stone are expanding their reach with a new Park Circle bourbon bar, set to open this summer. Located at 1074 East Montague Ave. — at the corner of Chateau and East Montague avenues near Basil and Stems & Skins, in a former bank building — Paddock & Whisky Park Circle will feature a 48-foot bar and full food menu. Taylor Garrigan, executive chef of Home Team BBQ, is consulting on the project.

Paddock & Whisky opened on James Island in 2018, bringing an enviable bourbon selection, cocktails and local pop-ups to Maybank Highway. The new space will feature the expansive bar, a 1,600 square-foot dining room and private tasting room in the former bank’s vault. 

“Our space on James Island is really just all bar and a patio,” Van Liew said. “I really wanted to kind of take that to the next step, pairing it with a full kitchen and back of house.” 

Garrigan will develop the menu before handing the reins to another chef to handle day-to-day operations, Van Liew said. Look for Paddock & Whisky Park Circle to debut in June or July. 

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