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 […]

Whiskey Bar 1986: Mike Reid

By Bob Tagert Mike Reid Union Street Public House Whiskey Bar 121 South Union Street Old Town Alexandria 703-548-1785 Unionstreetpublichouse.com The latest fad in the world of mixology and the consumption of adult beverages – The Whiskey Bar – has come to Old Town Alexandria. Secluded in a specific area of the restaurant, the whole […]

Behind the Bar: Andrew Bryan

Andrew Bryan The Irish Whisper 177 Fleet Street National Harbor 301-909-8859 Andrew serves up the traditional Guinness Pint and a shot of Jameson How did you get started in the bartending business? My family has owned and operated one of the oldest bar/restaurants in college park MD, cornerstone since the 70’s when it was the […]

Farah Ofogh

Farah Ofogh Fat City Kitchen 330 South Picket Street Alexandria 703-685-9172 FatCityKitchen.com Farah conjures up a Fat City Kitchen Specialty of Isaac Bowman Port Whiskey, Honey Water, Black Walnut Bitters & Sea Salt all live smoked with hickory wood chips and finished with a flamed orange peel How did you get started in the bartending […]

Behind the Bar: Mumtaz Rauf

Mumtaz Rauf Hummingbird 220 South Union Street Old Town Alexandria 703-566-1355 Hummingbirdva.net           Mumtaz conjures up the Hummingbird Dark and Stormy with Thrashers Tonics & Elixers.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   High hopes of money, women and fame.   What is your biggest bartender pet […]

Behind the Bar: Todd Shlanta

Todd Shlanta Fish Market Anchor Bar 105 & 107 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-836-5676 Fishmarketva.com Todd serves up “The Big Mary” – Old Bay rimmed 32 oz Schooner of Tito’s handmade vodka and house made Fish Market Bloody Mary mix garnished with Italian Salami, fresh celery, two big shrimp and a lemon! Todd is […]