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 joints back […]

Behind the Bar: Karin Huffman

    Karin Huffman TJ Stones Grill House & Tap Room 608 Montgomery Street Old Town Alexandria 703-548-1004 Tjstones.com   How did you get started in the bartending business? In college a new bar opened up and I applied to be a cocktail waitress. At the “Grand Opening” both bartenders were fired on the spot […]

Behind the Bar: Mo El-Nakeeb

Mo El-Nakeeb     Vola’s Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge 101 North Union Street 703-935-8890         How did you get started in the bartending business? I never thought I would end up a bartender, never liked drinking a lot, and I didn’t think I had the gumption for it. At the time […]

Behind the Bar- Jon Wilcox

  Jon Wilcox The Wharf 119 King Street 703-836-2836 Wharfrestaurant.com     How did you get started in the bartending business? I was in college and needed a flexible job that paid well. I started tending bar and absolutely loved it! What is your biggest bartender pet peeve? It’s a toss up – tapping your […]

Behind the Bar: Joe aka Yousif Khalil

Joe aka Yousif Khalil Bar Deco 717 6th Street NW Washington DC 202-774-5867 Bardecodc.com       How did you get started in the bartending business? Many, many years ago I was working in the family business and slinging subs at the Ol Philly cheesesteak factory in G-town on the side. All the bartenders from […]

Behind the Bar: Alfonso Carnucci

            Alfonso Carnucci Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza 401 East Braddock Road 703-683-5330   How did you get started in the bartending business? My grandmother used to have a restaurant so I was brought up with this industry by my side my entire life. I must have been 21 when the restaurant […]

Behind the Bar: Shavani “Vani” Malhotra

Behind the Bar Shavani “Vani”Malhotra Warehouse Bar and Grill King Street 214 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-683-6868   Vani serves up the Warehouse Perfect Lemon Drop – the secret is in the mix!* How did you get started in the bartending business? Well….my parents were hoping I’d be a lawyer or a doctor and […]

Behind the Bar: Sean Maguire

Sean Maguire Murphy’s Irish Pub 713 King Street Old Town Alexandria 703-548-1717 Murphyspub.com     How did you get started in the bartending business? I moved to the United States from Ireland at the ripe young age of 21. My brother was already here bartending at a Mexican restaurant on Duke Street called Dancing Peppers. […]

Behind the Bar: Angie Napolitano

Behind the Bar By OTC   Angie Napolitano     Streets Market & Café 3108 Mount Vernon Avenue 571-431-6810 Streetsmarketcafe.com           Angie is serving the Streets Special Sakitini. You can find her behind the bar Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat from 5-11 pm.   How did you get started in the […]

Joseph Estep

                  Joseph Estep Old Hickory Steakhouse Gaylord Resort National Harbor, MD 301-965-4000 Gaylordnational.com             Caption: Joseph concocts his famous “Passion Punch”   How did you get started in the bartending business? I first started bartending at Applebee’s in 1998 because there was […]