Starting next Tuesday, February 26, downtown imbibers will be able to saddle up to the bar at Dalila’s for Caribbean and classic cocktails. Located in the former Crooked Crown space at 21 Spring Street, Dalila’s is the work of veteran bartenders Timur Dmitriyev and Michael Whiteley. The duo comes to Charleston by the way of Los Angeles.
Cocktails take twists on the classics, like a Mai Tai with bourbon or a Manhattan with rum. “We aren’t attempting to recreate a scene from the Caribbean, but to create our own vibe inspired by the flavors we enjoy most. This allows us to be true to ourselves while utilizing ingredients from around the globe” says Whiteley.
The petite food menu comes from Tomas and Lynda Prado of Spanglish Cuban Kitchen. There’s a Cuban sandwich, a peanut butter and plantain sandwich, and fruits sprinkled with chile de arbol.
The bar space is full of fun touches like colorful wallpaper, plenty of plants, and hip touches of brass ornamentation. Take a look around here before the opening next week.