Gary Regan

Contributing Writer
After being raised in British pubs, and being put to work as a bartender by his parents when he was just 14 years old, Gary Regan fled to New York City in 1973. For over two decades he tended bar at a variety of dives in Manhattan, and in 1990 he started to write about his favorite subjects--drinks and drinking. It wasn't long before he noticed that his work encouraged liquor companies to send him free bottles of booze. He quit the bar business immediately, started to write on a full-time basis, and in 1991 his first book, The Bartendera