Start your bourbon adventure in Braselton at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort’s old-world speakeasy, Louis' House of Bourbon, a roomy space featuring low lighting and dark wood accents with a long bar and several relaxing lounge areas. Try the Classic Old Fashioned — one of the finest in the South — or take a whiskey flight. If still undecided, peruse the extensive bourbon, whiskey, rye, and scotch menu to choose from a collection of bucket-list bourbons and bourbon-cocktails.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, hop aboard the vintage-styled Braselton Trolley for a free ride to Historic Downtown Braselton where you will find two locally owned restaurants offering small-batch and carefully crafted bourbon cocktails: Cotton Calf Kitchen and Cork It.
At Cotton Calf Kitchen, enjoy the Bacon Old Fashioned with a dry-aged or wagyu steak. The sizzle of a classic American steakhouse greats you from the open kitchen as you enter the lounge and bar area. The dining room is intimate, and seating is limited so reservations are highly recommended. There is also a patio, where, on a beautiful Georgia evening, you can enjoy an aperitif overlooking Braselton’s lively Town Green.
Next, make your way across the street to Cork It Braselton for live music on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Cork It is not just a wine shop with an excellent selection; its expertly crafted cocktails range from classic favorites to innovative creations like the Smoked Old Fashioned, a classic with a smokey twist.
Trailblazers can also choose to explore another unique area of Braselton, Mulberry Walk. Take the trolley to Jack's Public House, a local hotspot for nightlife with two bars, a large outdoor patio, and live music from local artists. Jack's Cocktail Trail offerings include three traditional favorites of whiskey and bourbon lovers, the Tennessee Mule, Public Old Fashioned or a Bourbon Peach Tea.
Explore Braselton's bars, breweries, and taprooms on the Cocktail Trail! This self-guided urban adventure leads you to the best handcrafted cocktails in town. Trailblazers can make it a walking tour or hop aboard the fare-free Braselton Trolley on Fridays and Saturdays.