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Our October bartenders!
Russell Davis continues to seize international attention as a bar/mixology/spirits consultant and bar industry entrepreneur. As one of the most well-known and influential nightlife professionals, Russell is paving the way for the new era of the celebrity mixologist. He was co-star of and expert on Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and currently co-hosts The Road Rash Podcast. In addition to having been named Nightclub & Bar's 2012 Bartender of the Year, he is also president of Unlimited Liabilities, an elite bar/spirits industry company comprised of some of the world's best bar talent.
Jules Mavromatis is the co-founder of Agave 308 Tequila Bar in Key West, Florida, where the mission is to provide a laid-back experience while educating guests about (and possibly reintroducing them to) tequila and mezcal in a new, positive way. Jules's love of and passion for agave-based spirits shine through in some of the freshest and most innovative cocktails on the island. She recently visited the agave fields of Jesus Maria, Mexico, toured the Tequila Avión Distillery, and witnessed the entire production process from piña to bottle—an experience that further inspired her unique and delicious cocktails.
Eric Johnson— DiscoverSD Bartender of the Year (2015), Eater Bartender of the Year (2013)—is a consultant for and partner in the Normal Heights (San Diego) neighborhood gem Sycamore Den, which has been featured in articles in the LA Times, USA Today, Sunset Magazine, Imbibe, Southwest Magazine, and more. He helped to open and train employees for a number of notable San Diego bars, such as Craft and Commerce, El Dorado Cocktail Lounge, West Coast Tavern, and Noble Experiment. Eric has recently taken on new projects with Top Chef Richard Blais and heads the bar programs at Juniper and Ivy restaurant and their recently opened concept The Crack Shack.