In June 2009 I started The Hour as a new retail concept, a store dedicated strictly to cocktail supplies. What began with a small selection of my private vintage bar and cocktail glass collection has developed into a much larger collection of one - of a kind vintage barware items along with a growing selection of new cocktail supplies. We celebrated our tenth anniversary this summer and had the good fortune of having guest bartender Alex Taylor of Hanks Oyster Bar behind the bar at our event.
Over the course of the last nine years we have seen incredible growth and expansion to include more than our vintage cocktail inventory; The Hour has become known across the country with features in the Washington Post, Better Home & Gardens, and many others, while developing books and publications published in house. We've also had the pleasure of refreshing the look of our second floor to be more useful as a showroom, while creating a space perfect for hosting morning meetings and evening cocktail hours. Our Anniversary Party was the perfect way to inform the public on the hosting possibilities in the near future!