What do American drinkers expect from bars?
24 Apr 2019
What do American drinkers expect from bars?

Forgot rainbow shots and vintage jukeboxes, the American bar is enjoying a cultural renaissance. Drinkers across the country are being expertly served by a legion of drinking establishments that offer experiential adventures to audiences eager to drink up novel spirits and beautiful design.

Chris Simonelli

Chris Simonelli is the CEO and co-owner of Troop in Providence, Rhode Island.

Winston Greene

Winston Greene is the owner and general manager of Tonic in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Victoria Stewart

Victoria Stewart is a food and drinks journalist who has been the food editor and digital columnist at the London Evening Standard and has written for publications including The Times, The Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, and Stylus Media.

Bek Narzi

Bek Narzi is the director of operations of the Pachamama Group, which runs the bar-restaurants Pachamama East, Pachamama Marylebone, and Chicama in London.

Jake Yestingsmeier

Jake Yestingsmeier is the director of food and beverage at Monarch Prime & Bar in Omaha, Nebraska.

Paul Benkert

Paul Benkert is one of the proprietors of The Bluebird in Baltimore, Maryland.

Eustacia Huen

Eustacia Huen is a lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal Asia, Business Insider Prime, Popular Science, and many more. Her specialty is fun, informative, and slightly geeky content – whether it's 3D printing's impact on the future of fine dining; or the world's first underwater tennis court, which became one of ForbesLife's most popular stories in 2015. She's been a head judge for the food + drink category at the American Society of Journalists and Authors' annual award, and an expert interviewee for radio, online, and print. Currently, she's launching 22Carrots – a funny digital publication where food and lifestyle collide.

Laurie Tuffrey

Laurie Tuffrey is a writer and editor based in London. He was previously the new music and news editor at The Quietus and has written for publications including The Guardian and NME.