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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 Las Vegas

Interview: mixologist Francesco Lafranconi (Southern Wine & Spirits)

Native Italian Francesco Lafranconi first jumped behind a bar when he was 18 years old and gradually gained valuable experience in Europe before catching on with Southern Wine & Spirits in 2000. He relocated...
Bartenders San Diego

Interview: mixologist Ian Ward (Searsucker)

Ian Ward is a mixologist for the Snake Oil Cocktail Co. and lead bartender at Searsucker, the high-profile restaurant from chef Brian Malarkey in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. He’s also Vice President of the...
Bartender New York City

Interview: bartender-mixologist Toby Maloney

Toby Maloney has become one of the busier men in the world of cocktails and spirits. He parlayed experiences at famed Manhattan bars like Milk & Honey, Pegu Club and Flatiron Lounge into a...
Bartender Las Vegas

Interview: Modern Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim

To call it a given that Tony Abou-Ganim would end up a professional bartender might be a little strong, but considering his lineage, it wasn’t exactly a long shot. He learned to bartend from...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender-mixologist Brian Summers (Test Kitchen)

The career of bartender-mixologist Brian Summers started humbly at the casual French café La Frite, but since then, the “Valley kid” has worked at some of the most high-profile bars in town. He was...