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Bartender Honolulu

Interview: Bartender Christian Self (Thirtyninehotel)

Liverpool native Christian Self joined his family in Honolulu while his father was teaching at the University of Hawaii and has carved out a distinguish career as a bartender and mixologist. He consulted for...
Bartender Honolulu

Interview: bartender Julian Walstrom (Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar)

San Antonio native Julian Walstrom moved to Hawaii in 2010, and he’s already made a big impact on the Honolulu bar scene. He started downtown at Brasserie Du Vin, joined fellow Austin acolyte Quinten...
Bartender San Francisco

Interview: bartender Yanni Kehagiaris (Nopa + Nopalito)

Just like his predecessor at Nopa, Yanni Kehagiaris got his start with Cheesecake Factory and later charted a more crafted path. He was on a “veritable bartending dream team” at Bourbon & Branch before...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: unlicensed barmacist Josh Goldman

St. Louis native Josh Goldman is an accomplished sommelier, restaurant General Manager and U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division veteran who couldn’t shake the creativity of cocktails, so the self-proclaimed “unlicensed barmacist,” most recently the...
Bartender New York City

Interview: bartender Ivy Mix (Clover Club + Speed Rack)

Vermont native Ivy Mix fell for tequila and mezcal while working through college at Café No Se in Antigua, Guatemala. She parlayed that knowledge into a bartending career in New York City, beginning at...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Erik Lund (Rivera + MessHall)

Vermont native and longtime percussionist Erik Lund ended up in Los Angeles after his Echoes de Luxe bandmates kidnapped him. He eventually left the band and started working in restaurants, which is how he...