Nikos Mantzaridis

Photo by Erik Esparza

Nikos has been bartending, managing, and consulting since 2004. Although he was born in the United States, Nikos grew up in Greece. He came back to the States two years ago and has been behind the stick in Miami for the past five months.

“The hospitality industry was always my passion. It’s not only about the money for me, but about the first expression my guests have after the first sip of their drink. That’s what makes me keep going.”

Nikos has won three cocktail competitions over the past year in Miami. “I can’t even image myself doing anything else but being in this industry.”