New craft-cocktail bar to open in Westport next spring

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Westport will be home to a new bar and restaurant next spring that focuses on whiskey.

Keely Edgington and her husband, Beau Williams, who is currently general manager and head bartender at craft-cocktail emporium Manifesto, will open Julep next year at 4141 Pennsylvania St.

They hope to open in March 2014.

They currently operate a cocktail catering company called Hawthorne & Julep. They have a silent partner backing them financially, Edgington said.

The name of their new place comes from the mint julep cocktail – a combination of bourbon, mint, sugar and water.

For more information on Hawthorne & Julep, visit

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