Name: William Fanning
Establishment: Bartender, Hyde Bellagio Las Vegas / Editor-in-Chief, BAR Magazine
Recent Gigs: William Fanning is the editor-in-chief of Bar & Restaurant Magazine (BandR.com) and the creator of The Bar & Restaurant Exchange (theBRX.com), an online collaborative which allows experts and operators to share information on all aspects of the service industry. Having worked extensively in literally every front of the house position over his 15 year career, he now focuses on administrative systems and operational efficiency. Fanning is currently a bartender for Hyde Las Vegas. Oddly passionate about organization, he is always happy to “talk shop” with any interested parties (especially over a beer).
Why did you become a bartender?
My first bar gig was actually in The Netherlands when I was 18 years old. Unfortunately, once I moved back to the states I had to wait until I was once again of legal age. That gig was at the Friar's Club where I worked at the bar Milton Berle.
What are some fun flavors you’re working with?
I work with fresh fruit, whatever is in season. a