Checking in with bartender Patrick Magee
His cocktails are all about low country with a local twist.
Wild Dunes, a 1,600-acre resort in the Isle of Palms is a beachy, beautiful getaway. Given its sheer size, there’s plenty of dining and drinking options. But it’s the recently unveiled Coastal Provisions, a bustling restaurant that specializes in local and seasonal seafood, steaks, and craft cocktails, that’s attracting both hotel guests and curious locals alike. We recently caught up with the lead bartender Patrick Magee, to find out what he loves most about working at the resort, what guests are ordering up most, and cocktail trends he sees on the horizon.
What do you love most about working at Wild Dunes?
The people – both the guests and and my coworkers.
Describe your cocktail program in a few words.
Sophisticated low country with a coastal twist.
What are your best selling cocktails?
Our Bacon Bloody Mary is definitely most popular during the day, while our Ti Punch and Coastal Hooch are two of the most requested cocktails in the evenings.
What’s especially noteworthy about your cocktail menu?
We change our cocktail list seasonally and we use our coastal location, the rich history of Charleston, and access to local specialties and trends in the creative process.
What cocktail trends are you seeing at the resort?
We are receiving a lot of requests for lighter cocktails with the arrival of the warm weather. People are wanting something refreshing and light they can enjoy, while relaxing on our terrace overlooking the pool.