Bartenders & Mixologists

Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: beverage pro Paul Sanguinetti (Ray’s & Stark Bar)

Paul Sanguinetti grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts, started as a chef, added wine to his repertoire, and now works as the Ray’s and Stark Bar‘s Beverage Director when he’s not rapping or revamping...
Bartender New York City

Interview: New York bartender and entrepreneur Greg Seider (The Summit Bar, Prima + Manhattan Cricket Club)

Rhode Island native Greg Seider grew up surrounded by garden-grown fruits and vegetables and line-caught fish, which is how he developed a hunger for fresh, seasonal flavors. He started as a strength and conditioning...
Bartender New York City

Interview: Cocktail Guy Naren Young (AvroKo Hospitality Group)

Naren Young started young, studying cocktails in his teens and later writing about his Sydney bar experiences for a local publication called Large. He now lives in New York City, where he complements journalism...
Bartender New York City

Interview: Bartender Joaquín Simó (Pouring Ribbons)

Miami native Joaquín Simó spent five-and-a-half years behind the bar at Death & Co. before joining Alchemy Consulting partners Toby Maloney, Jason Cott and Troy Sidle on Pouring Ribbons, a second story East Village...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Nikki Sunseri (Dominick’s + Little Dom’s)

Nikki Sunseri, a Los Angeles native and the beverage director for Warner Ebbink and Brandon Boudet’s Eat Heavy Restaurant Group, oversees the cocktail programs at Dominick’s and Little Dom’s. She focuses on classic cocktails...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Jeremy Lake (Playa + Rivera)

Jeremy Lake got started behind the bar at Jerry’s Deli and skipped a birthday blowout in Cabo to train with industry leader Julian Cox. The gambit paid off. Lake now works as Program Director...