Scout, the 8-foot-tall red Beefeater mascot, is for Bar Drake at Sir Francis Drake Hotel what Golden Gate Bridge is for San Francisco: a historical blend of practicality and visual drama.
On the practical side, Scout makes sure that the guests at the famous lobby bar are getting the exquisite liquid treatment they signed in for. How does he know? By looking directly at you and assessing the joie de vivre.
On the ornamental side, Scout is in harmony with the decorative richness of the lobby and with the red uniform of the hotel greeters.
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