Bartender of the Month

April 2016 Nightclub & Bar Bartender of the Month Casey Sparks

April 2016 Bartender of the Month: Casey Sparks

Casey Sparks, our April 2016 Bartender of the Month, is living his bartending dream. He's the sole employee of 365 Tokyo, a 10-seat members-only speakeasy located in downtown Las Vegas, meaning he has complete creative control.

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March 2016 Bartender of the Month Jon Kraus of The Gilroy in New York City

March 2016 Bartender of the Month: Jon Kraus

Jon Kraus may be a relative newcomer to the world of cocktails but that hasn't stopped him from pursuing his passion and thirst for knowledge. His time spent on the cocktail competition circuit solidified his belief that bartending was the right career choice, and his dedication earned him the...

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Nightclub & Bar February 2016 Bartender of the Month Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress in NYC

February 2016 Bartender of the Month: Pamela Wiznitzer

Pamela Wiznitzer is clearly The Bartender Who Never Sleeps in The City That Never Sleeps. She's the creative director at Seamstress in NYC, president of the New York chapter of the USBG, half of the Cocktail Guru team, mixologist for Weight Watchers' "Lightened Up" cocktails, founder of the Liquid...

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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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