Behind the Bar: Alyzabeth “Lyz” Davis

Alyzabeth “Lyz” Davis Village Brauhaus 710 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-888-1951 Villagebrauhaus.com Lyz Conjures up her Summer in Maine cocktail. Stoli Bluberi Vodka, Bacardi Superior White Rum, blueberry lemon-honey syrup, lavender extract, lemon, club soda and blueberries for muddling! Lyz is behind the bar Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 4pm to close. How […]

Behind the Bar: Kyle McFarland

Kyle McFarland Irish Whisper 177 Fleet Street National Harbor 301-909-8859 Irishwhispernh.com           Kyle pulls a perfect “Half and Half” – Harp on the bottom and Guinness on the top How did you get started in the bartending business? I started in the restaurant business almost 13 years ago as a simple […]

Behind the Bar: Pedro Mendoza

Pedro Mendoza Northside 10 10 South Glebe Road Alexandria 703-888-0032 Northside10.com             Pedro conjures up the Northside Breeze – Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka, Cranberry and Orange Juice and a splash of Prosecco garnished an orange slice and cherry How did you get started in the bartending business? I started bartending […]

Behind the Bar: Tara Hopkins

Tara Hopkins Fish Market Restaurant Anchor Bar 105 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-836-5676 FishMarketVA.com Tara serves up the Copper Schooner – 32 ounces of Habanero Moonshine, Owens Craft Ginger Beer & Lome’! How did you get started in the bartending business? I was a server at the time and the day bartender needed some […]

Behind the Bar: Andy Gillies

Andy Gillies Public House Bar & Restaurant 199 Fleet Street National Harbor 240-493-6120 Publichousenationlharbor.com   Andy is behind the bar Monday through Friday days.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   I got started out in the business through my Dad – best known as “Russian Mike”. He owned a few […]

Behind the Bar: Kerry Nagle

Kerry Nagle Pirates Cove Dock Bar 4817 Riverside Drive Galesville, MD 410-867-2300 piratescovemd.com           Kerry mixes up a couple of West River shots! Coconut rum, fresh squeezed OJ, a splash of blue curaçao and topped with prosecco. How did you get started in the bartending business? I have been in the […]

Al Chadsey – Local Legend Comes to Old Town

Al Chadsey – Local Legend Comes to Old Town By Bob Tagert For those of you who have been in this town for the past 50 years like myself, we can remember a time when D.C. was really crazy, Georgetown was the hot spot and the Golden Triangle was becoming the new hot spot for […]

Behind the Bar: Gregory Dreher

Gregory Dreher Bond 45 149 Waterfront Street National Harbor 301-839-1445 Bond45.com           Gregory serves the Bond 45 Cup Cocktail for Two House-made pineapple infused vodka, passion fruit nectar, lime juice, agave & habanero tincture How did you get started in the bartending business? My first month in the service industry landed […]

Behind the Bar: Daniel Zielinski

Daniel Zielinski Daniel O’Connell’s Restaurant & Bar 112 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-739-1124 DanielOconnells.com         Daniel puts together O’Connell’s Dublin Grand Fashion – Jameson, Luxardo, Grand Marnier & Orange Bitters How did you get started in the bartending business? It was a pretty random affair. I have worked in the industry […]

Behind the Bar: Kyle McNeely

Kyle McNeely Blossom Cocktail Lounge MGM Grand Casino 101 MGM National Avenue National Harbor BlossomMGM.com Kyle conjures up the Nellie Blossom – Grey Goose Vodka, Cherry Blossom Tea, Pomegranate, Lemon, Rose Syrup shaken and topped with Champagne and a Fresh Orchid Garnish How did you get started in the bartending business? My fraternity in college […]