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 […]

Behind the Bar – Miguel Lemus

Miguel conjures up the Devil’s Advocate Martini – Jalapeño infused herradura tequila with Cointreau, a splash of grapefruit juice and topped off with champagne and a lime twist. Miguel Lemus The Wharf 119 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-836-2834 Wharfrestaurant.com           How did you get started in the bartending business? I […]

Behind the Bar: Kat Warren

Kat Warren R.T.’s Restaurant 3804 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 703-684-6010 rtsrestaurant.com   Kat is behind the bar Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.   Kat conjurs up a Creole 75 #1. A variation on the French 75.  It has Leopold’s small batch gin that is infused in house with pear and rosemary, fresh lemon […]

Behind the Bar: Neil L. Burroughs

Neil L. Burroughs Redstone American Grill 155 National Plaza National Harbor 301-839-3330 RedstoneGrill.com                   Neil Serves Up the Redstone Pickled Goose – Grey Goose Vodka, dill pickle and olive juice shaken, shaken, shaken and garnished with pickle wrapped hand stuffed blue cheese olives! How did you get […]

Behind the Bar: Matthew King

Matthew King City Kitchen 330 South Picket Street Alexandria 703-685-9172 FatCityKitchen.com Matt serves up the Bristow Lemonade – MurLarkey Clemoncy Whiskey, simple syrup, pomegranate juice, citrus bitters & a splash of soda.   Matt is behind the bar Tuesday through Saturday nights.   How did you get started in the bartending business?   I started […]

Behind the Bar: Elias Peters

Elias Peters Cedar Knoll Restaurant 9030 Lucia Lane Alexandria 703-780-3665 Cedarknollva.com   Elias serves up a Cedar Knoll specialty called the Bischon Frisee – in a chilled martini glass, add a little vodka, a little St. Germaine and a touch of grapefruit!   Elias is behind the bar on Tuesdays through Saturday nights. Happy hour […]