May 11, 2018
Named after the legendary American writer Charles H. Baker, who spent his life scouring the globe in pursuit of cocktails, Charles H. has raised the bar for bars in Seoul. Proudly adhering to Mr. Baker’s belief that behind every great drink recipe there is an even better tale waiting to be told, the bar Charles H. brings you the world of exotic cocktails that the man discovered, all without having to leave the comfort of your seat in Seoul. As is to be expected from the signature bar of the new Four Seasons Seoul, Charles H. sets a luxurious tone, with the aforementioned seats and booths being made of black leather with colourful tiled walls, dark wood floors, and Tiffany-lamp inspired light fixtures adding classically elegant touches. The bar is hidden away in the basement, and inevitably brings to mind the mysterious world of speakeasies and secret bars upon entry. The cocktail menu tracks Baker’s epic travels around the world in the early part of the 21st Century, and uses the recipes he found as a base for an eclectic mix of classic and modern. Overseeing the mixology mastery at Charles H. is one Chris Lowder, who has been recognised as one of the world’s best. With a combination of Mr. Baker and Mr. Lowder inspiring the libations, cocktail aficionados in Seoul are in good hands for years to come.