Bartender Brain Trust

by Gaz Regan · Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 · Bartender Brain Trust

The Worldwide Bartender Database

An Organization Hatched by

Gaz Regan and Arthur Shapiro,

Recently Held the World’s First

Bartender Brain Trust

at New York’s Dead Rabbit.


“A Global Spirits company charged us to delve into the heads of some of New York’s Finest Bartenders to get their opinions on a soon-to-be-released new product,” says Shapiro. “I think we did them proud.”

“We were asked to find bartenders who represented a variety of bars,” says Regan, “so we had a great mix of people who work at some of the fanciest bars in town, and folk who stand behind the stick in some great neighborhood saloons, too.

The afternoon at The Dead Rabbit was very interesting, to say the least. Shapiro led the way, probing the bartenders mercilessly as they sipped, evaluated, chatted, and did what bartenders do best: They gave us honest answers.


We listened.  And We Heard.


Here’s a list of the bartenders who attended the Brain Trust

Angela Waterhouse

Ear Inn
Ash HaussermannBlackTail (and Clover Club)
Brook SmithDead Rabbit
Cat SmithBleeker St Bar
David RothCovina
Edward KennellyRinn Rua
Hemant PathakJunoon
Jenna LaneSparrow Tavern
John HediganHarefield Road
Naomi MinkoffCafé Luxembourg
Paula Fidler LukasNur
Rebekah NelsonBlack Hound
Scott SmallThe Commisioner
Thomas ChadwickStarlight

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