Behind the Beer

A Few Questions for Kayle Thompson: The Sultana of Suds, The Matriarch of Mash, The Baroness of Brew

What to call the Brave Horse Tavern’s new beer woman?

04/10/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: George St. John

This barkeep offers up classic libations and good conversation at both Vito’s and Mulleady’s.

04/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Robbie McGrath of Matt’s in the Market

The man hasn’t had a hangover since the Carter administration, which means he can focus on making you a mean Bloody Mary.

03/01/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Gregg Holcomb of Knee High Stocking Co.

Silence your phone and let this man make you a drink.

02/16/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Greg West of Hunger

There comes a time in a man’s life when he must defend himself from pantsless drunkards with a soda gun.

02/02/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jonathan Hudak of Artusi

The self-proclaimed "rookie bartender" has an abiding love of grappa and a funny story about a guy taking off his pants in public.

10/04/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Michael Bertrand

Meet Mistralkitchen’s lead barman, a jazz drummer turned gin apostle with apparently excellent taste in ties (and shirts).

09/06/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Jared Scarr of Vito’s

Take the candle out before you eat the cake, says the barman at First Hill’s absurdly atmospheric cocktail lounge.

07/27/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Ricardo Hoffman at Zig Zag

A rising star behind the bar who likes mezcal, Old Fashioneds, and customers who don’t dismantle toilets.

07/14/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Veronika Groth

The popular lady behind the bar at Poppy says sip your tequila, and never underestimate the pairing potential of whiskey and sushi.

06/30/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Thomas Bondesson

"I’m pretty simple" says the Swede behind the stick at Little Water Cantina.

06/01/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Kevin Lilley

Bottleneck’s drinkslinger knows your name.

05/06/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Bryn Lumsden

"We are going through more eggs than Denny’s," says Rob Roy’s bar manager.

04/11/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Ben Sherwood

Marjorie’s long-time barman on white dog, beer bars, and the world’s worst Valentine.

04/01/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Charles Veitch III

Bastille’s barman on Fernet-Branca, bike-riding, and the drawbacks of life in the digital age.

03/09/2011

Article

Five Questions for the Bartender: Where Are They Now?

Updates on the employ of your favorite local drinkmakers.

02/17/2011

Article

Five Questions for the Bartender: Nathan Weber

Every rum is "like a mini time capsule that makes you feel funny," says the bartender at Tavern Law.

02/03/2011

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Michael Kostin

"It is never a good idea to throw anything at a bartender," cautions the man behind the stick at Naga Lounge.

01/13/2011

Article

Five Questions for the Bartender: Chelsea Anderson

Sun Liquor’s leading lady likes eating food and trying new beers. She doesn’t like naked dudes at the bar.

12/02/2010 By Jessica Voelker

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Sidonie Rodman

What’s the worst thing this tender has seen in a bar? It may be sitting on your desk right now.

10/14/2010