Bar Stars

Bar Star Lesley Townsend

Lesley Townsend credits being in the right place at the right time for her becoming Founder and Director of one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. About three years ago, she noticed a...

Bar Star Richard Gomez

Twenty mixologists, five cocktail luminaries and four challenges – all came together to determine who will journey to Brazil to represent the United Sates in the world’s largest international cocktail program. After months ...

Bar Star Jonathan Pogash

The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash is an expert in cocktail development, bar consulting and events coordination. He grew up in the spirits business with his father, Jeffrey Pogash, a highly regarded sommelier, author and recent...

Bar Star Jamie Evans

Jamie Evans learned his craft in some of Europe’s most renowned bars like the Townhouse and Bungalow 8. He also worked in the LabBar Academy in London through which he attributes learning some of the most genius bar programs ...

Bar Star Justin Noel

Before Justin Noel was thirty years old he became Proprietor and Beverage Director of 1534 Bar, NYC. Since then he has also earned the title of Prestige Portfolio Ambassador and Beverage Consultant of his own company, Closing T...

Bar Stars Kyle & Rachel Ford

The Fords are high school sweethearts who made a name for themselves in the San Francisco bar scene before following their dream to NYC. Once in the Empire State, hard work and dedication landed Kyle Ford a spot as the corpor...

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