Bartender of the Month

Nightclub & Bar January 2016 Bartender of the Month Armon Noori

January 2016 Bartender of the Month: Armon Noori

Armon is never still behind the bar, and that none of the energy he expends is wasted. If he isn't building a drink, he's tinkering with house-made spirits, liqueurs, or botanicals. When he isn't building or experimenting, he's chatting up guests to understand their palates and create something...

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Jeff Josenhans, Director of Food & Beverage, US Grant Hotel San Diego

December 2015 Bartender of the Month: Jeff Josenhans

Jeff Josenhans’ “triple threat” title makes him the only person in San Diego who is a Sommelier, Cicerone and a top-rated mixologist at The Grant Grill, and places Josenhans in a notable position nationwide.

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Ulysses Vidal, Bar Manager, Employees Only

November 2015 Bartender of the Month: Ulysses Vidal

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Ulysses moved to New York City at 21 years of age and got caught up in the cocktail scene. Ulysses Vidal has now been working at Employees Only for four years and has learned much about this industry.

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Noon Inthasuwan-Summers

October 2015 Bartender of the Month: Noon Inthasuwan-Summers

Noon Inthasuwan-Summers was voted Boston’s Best Mixologist 2012 by Improper Bostonian Magazine. She has had international recognition, ranking at #7 by Lonely Planet’s Guide 2011 to Top 100 Bars around the world for Umami Asian Bistro, where she was also a partner.

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September 2015 Bartender of the Month: Jeremy Strawn

September 2015 Bartender of the Month: Jeremy Strawn

After relocating to New York City from Texas, Jeremy Strawn began working at nightclubs and bars, learning the ropes and earning his stripes as a skillful barman. It was during his time at The Back Room that Strawn met the renowned Alex Day who took him under his wing and became his mentor at...

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2015 Bartender of the Month: Jesse Greenleaf

August 2015 Bartender of the Month: Jesse Greenleaf

Jesse Greenleaf is a nationally recognized Waikīkī bartender who authored "The Cocktail Handbook: Cool Drinks from Hawaii’s Hottest Bartenders" in which he shared more than 80 great drink recipes, plus inside tips on bar etiquette and tools and techniques of the trade.

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Stephen Yorsz, owner of Leave ROCHELLE Out of It, New York, NY

July 2015 Bartender of the Month: Stephen Yorsz

Stephen comes with a 15 year career in New York nightlife that began 1996 - while he attended NYU Stern School of Business - at the infamous Marylou's.

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Tenzin Samdo Mixologist at Trade

June 2015 Bartender of the Month: Tenzin Samdo

As Tenzin Samdo began tending bar, he noticed his attention to detail turned his drink-making into a tiny obsession and he jumped at the chance to turn the unlikely outcome of his travels and travails into a full-time, blossoming career.

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Caitlin Laman - Trick Dog

May 2015 Bartender of the Month: Caitlin Laman

Caitlin Laman, earned the title of fastest female bartender in America, competed in the most prestigious bartender education program in the U.S., was chosen as Best Mixologist by Food & Wine, and was made bar manager of Trick Dog, the newly designated 33rd best bar in the world.

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Justin Park

April 2015 Bartender of the Month: Justin Park

Born and raised in Hawaii, Justin Park has been bartending locally for more than a decade. He is currently bar manager at the Manifest, a café and bar in Chinatown, Honolulu voted as one of the "Top 10 Not to Be Missed Whiskey Bars in the USA" by the USA today.

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