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Bartender New York City

Interview: bartender Sam Ross (Milk & Honey + Attaboy)

In modern Manhattan, no cocktail establishment has been more influential than Milk & Honey, which Sasha Petraske opened to start 2000 on the Lower East Side. Australia native Sam Ross has been one of...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Giovanni Martinez (Sadie)

A lot of bartenders begin in bars, lounges or restaurants before graduating to coveted travel-filled roles as brand ambassadors. Giovanni Martinez started in reverse. The South Central native grew up in suburban Downey and...
Bartender San Francisco

Interview: bartender Matt Conway (Absinthe)

Boston native Matt Conway has worked with some of the best bar minds in San Francisco, including Neyah White at Nopa, Jeff Hollinger and Jonny Raglin at Comstock Saloon, and Jason “Buffalo” LoGrasso at...
Bartender California

Interview: bartender Michael Lay (Restaurant 1833)

Monterey, a sleepy seaside town with fishing and canning roots, hasn’t exactly been known as a cocktail Mecca, However, that may be changing with help from people like Michael Lay, the head bartender at...
Bartender London

Interview: bartender Salvatore Calabrese (Playboy Club)

Over the years, native Italian and acclaimed bartender Salvatore Calabrese has worked in some of the most prestigious hotels in London, including Duke’s hotel and the Lanesborough Hotel. He currently presides over the program...
Bartender San Francisco

Interview: bartender Bryan Ranere (Foreign Cinema + Laszlo)

Bryan Ranere has always viewed the world through cinematic eyes. The Philadelphia native and Temple University film school grad moved to San Francisco in the ’90s to put his education to practice, and while...