Brian Bartels

Brian Bartels | Managing Partner and Bar Director, Happy Cooking Hospitality

Raised in Wisconsin, Brian Bartels has been bartending and writing his entire adult life: Having relocated to New ...
Ezra Star

Ezra Star | General Manager, Drink

Ezra Star, General Manager of Boston’s trailblazing Drink, began her career in another profession entirely; prior to ...
Ryan Maybee

Ryan Maybee | Owner, Manifesto

“My drink-making style is very much classicist,” says Ryan Maybee, the Kansas City bartender and proprietor behind ...
Lynnette Marrero Llama Inn

Lynnette Marrero | Bar Director, Llama Inn

Like so many of today’s best bartenders, Lynnette Marrero got her start alongside Julie Reiner at New York’s Flatiron ...
Dave Wondrich

David Wondrich | Author and Drinks Historian

There are few people in the world as well versed in the history of mixed drinks and the culture surrounding them as ...
Simon Ford 86 Co.

Simon Ford | Co-Founder, The 86 Co.

Since the start of his career, Simon Ford has been privy to just about every side of the drinks business. After ...
TJ Lynch Mothers Ruin

TJ Lynch | Owner, Mother’s Ruin and Loverboy

“I made this,” says T.J. Lynch, gesturing to an oversized, wooden muddler. (It is, more accurately, a repurposed ...
Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner | Owner, Flatiron Lounge and Clover Club

A protégé of legendary bartender Dale DeGroff, Julie Reiner has been a key player in the modern cocktail scene ...
Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson | Beverage Director, Mission Chinese Food

“I’m repeating a message that has very much been a message for the last three or four years,” says Sam Anderson. ...
Amanda Smeltz

Amanda Smeltz | Sommelier, Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud

In June 2016, Amanda Smeltz took over the wine program at New York’s Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud, filling the shoes of ...