Media in attendance were given free food and drinks to sample at the reopening of the Beacon Social Drinkery, the renovated Luminary Hotel rooftop bar, in exchange for an unbiased review.

The much anticipated unveiling happened last night. Here is an inside look at the renovated Luminary Hotel rooftop bar downtown Fort Myers. The Beacon Social Drinkery is arguably one of downtown’s most popular spots to mingle. Even better, it has the best sunset view. Beacon is the rooftop bar at The Luminary Hotel & Co. and it is now dressed in black, red and silver with pops of green. It is in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Dragon.

Abut the rooftop bar

When Beacon Social initially opened, it was bright, light and airy. It is still airy, but the colors are darker and the vibe is more trendy-chic. The rafters are dark and adorned with bright red paper lanterns. Couches that once sprawled on the deck have been replaced with both high and low tops. It seems to flow better and allow for more people to mingle. There is new lighting and vibrant artwork as well. In addition, a new green wall with the words “Shed a little Light” in neon is perfect for photo-ops. It looks great. The sunset was amazing too.

Seating area in front of a silver wall and red lighting

The Year of the Dragon theme carries over to the seating in the lobby outside of Beacon Social. It’s also chic and comfy. In addition, it is a great space to stretch out and people watch. It is a tab more quiet too, if that is what you are looking for.

The Year of the Dragon theme also carries over to the cocktails and cuisine. They have an Asian flare. The menu full of small bites has been redesigned and it got great reviews from those in attendance last night. New to the line-up include things such as Shrimp and Mango Summer Roll, Steamed Pot Stickers, Pork Belly Bao Bun, Grilled Shrimp Skewers in ginger garlic soy sauce, and lots more. In addition, it has a few of Beacon’s old favorites such as Wagyu Beef Sliders and Fig & Goat cheese Flatbread.

Beacon Social Drinkery is finally reopened. Here is an inside look at the renovated Luminary Hotel rooftop bar. Check it out.

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