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Nick Nistico

Nick Nistico is a Bartender and founding member of both the Miami and West Palm Beach USBG organizations...

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Robert J. Ferrara

Robert J. Ferrara is the Bar Manager at Lure Fishbar South Beach, which recently opened in December at the Loews...

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Valentino Longo

With its intricately arched ceiling, towering chandeliers, verdant potted palm trees, and long history as a celebrity haunt...

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Ben Potts

Ben Potts, a Miami native, is a bartender at Blackbird Ordinary and Purdy Lounge. He’s a Tulane graduate with an MBA...

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Randy Perez

Randy is a bar manager at the Broken Shaker, Miami. “I’ve been in this industry since I was nineteen years old working at...

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Josue Gonzalez

Miami native Josue Gonzalez was still a culinary student at Johnson & Wales University when he realized that if he wanted to land...

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Nikos Mantzaridis

Nikos has been bartending, managing, and consulting since 2004. Although he was born in the United States, Nikos grew up...

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Dave Simmons

Dave grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. Growing up, his mother who is from Cannes, France always prepared...

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Jesus Perez

I am a Miami native, born to Cuban parents. I started in the bar and restaurant industry as a bouncer in South Beach...

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Mario Salas

Mario's alma mater is Saxon + Parole in New York City where he and his team took home 'Best New Restaurant Bar in the World'...

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Tyler Ridgeway

At 28 years old, Tyler Ridgeway has made his way around some of South Beach’s most renowned hotels and bars...

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Damon Roseberry

Damon Roseberry spent the latter half of his formative years in his mother’s native country of El Salvador. He began cultivating...

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Ricky Aceredo

Ricky Acevedo was born in Brasil to a Brazilian mother and Colombian father. He had the pleasure of living in both countries...

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Kabir Akbani

Born in Texas, but raised in India, Kabir made the move to Miami in 2012. As the story of many bartenders go, Kabir began...

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Stephen Wheeler

Stephen Wheeler was born and raised in Boston, where he started his career in the industry as a cook. Stephen made...

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Michelle Marie Almodovar

Michelle Marie Almodovar has been working in the bar industry since she was 18 years old. She had a strong...

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Will Thompson

Former Air Force medic turned drink slinger, Will Thompson first learned the ins and outs of bartending courtesy of...

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Gaby Rodriguez

Gaby is a Bartender at Navè in Coconut Grove (Miami, FL). He Represents for the Miami bar scene for the past ten years...

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Robin Burr

Robin Burr is the producer/founder of the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, American’s first...

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Chris Hopkins


Joseph Jebelean

Joseph Jebelean is a Miami native. He has been bartending since 2002 in many different styles of bars...

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Rose Bravo