Julep Cocktail Club opens in Westport on Friday

The much-awaited Westport cocktail lounge created by popular local bartender Beau Williams and his wife, Keely Edgington, Julep Cocktail Club, officially opens at 5 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 4141 Pennsylvania – the entrance actually faces Archibald Street – around the corner from Port Fonda.

The 90-seat lounge (the venue’s capacity is 140 people, Edgington says, “so there’s plenty of standing room”) will not offer outdoor seating right away but will feature a room for private functions and will serve food until midnight six nights a week. The venue will not offer live entertainment, Edgington says, “unless you count Beau as an entertainer.”

Edgington, a former art dealer and art appraiser, will be handling the business side of Julep Cocktail Club, she says, “and Beau will take care of everything else.”

Julep will be open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink