Roanoke, Known As A Beer Town, Has Gotten Crafty With Cocktails

Roanoke's growth of high-end cocktail bars speaks to an aesthetic that is giving this hops-driven town a run for its money.

Bartender Maia Uphoff measures rum for the Hunter Gatherer cocktail at Stellina. PHOTO BY AMY LOEFFLER FOR THE ROANOKE RAMBLER

The vibe at The Vault feels like a perfect rendezvous point for those engaged in international espionage.

Or at least someone from further away than Botetourt County who’s come to linger over a craft cocktail.