About



Social Hour is the inspiration of Karen & Eric Baymiller,
a fun-loving couple with a passion for entertaining.  

After relocating to Carmel from the Bay Area in 2020, these energetic empty-nesters are embarking on a new adventure with the opening of a unique cocktail-focused retail store in California’s iconic beach town, Carmel-by-the-Sea. Avid travelers, Karen and Eric have sought out local treasures and experiences everywhere they’ve gone. They envision Social Hour as a can’t-miss stop on anyone’s checklist — a place to discover unique products and experiences around the ritual of sharing cocktails and gathering together.