Peter Carnes was an Augusta attorney and widely respected man-about-town. He was one of the first to ride out and greet President George Washington during his official visit. He built – and was buried behind – one of the first homes in the quiet hamlet that would become known as Summerville.
But before he came to Augusta, he was an itinerant bar keep who, on a summer day in 1784, stoked a smokey fire and set aloft the first hot air balloon in the United States. His airship was called the American Aerostatic Balloon.
His bar was called The Indian Queen.
Augusta is a community that puts a premium on comfort.
The traditions of the town are deeply rooted in the appeals of gracious living,
well-told stories and drinks with friends. We find comfort in the knowledge that a close companion is never too far away.
Inspired by that idea of comfortable familiarity, we are building a bar that celebrates those things that make this community special. It’s classic, but still contemporary. It’s casual, but with a real sense of significance and style.
It’s a good place to have a good drink.