New Whiskey and Tapas Bar Set to Open in Aiken this Month

October 2, 2017|

The success of Aiken’s Alley Taproom has led owner Norman Dunagan and operating partner Alexandrea Kneece to open a similar operation just across the street.

This time, it’s a whiskey bar that the pair hopes will draw even more visitors to the heart of Aiken. Dunagan said Whiskey Alley could open by the end of October.

“You see people sitting outside, and we wanted to continue on with building that community and building the culture of the heart of Aiken,” Kneece said in an interview with the City of Aiken Business Connect and New Business Spotlight.

Dunagan and Kneece plan to open the Whiskey Alley later this month. With a full range of beverages, the bar will specialize in craft whiskeys and bourbons, with a tapas menu to boot.

“It’s all our belief that Aiken needs to do work on its assets, and the Alley is one of the largest that we have,” Dunagan said.

Alley Taproom has been open for since the spring in The Alley in Aiken, where it has become an area favorite. Dunagan thinks Whiskey Alley will be one more step forward in making downtown Aiken a complete destination.

“If you have never considered downtown Aiken as a place to start or move a business, I believe now is the time,” Dunagan said.


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