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Best Bartender/Mixologist

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The best Bartenders in Atlanta.

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Eric Lee at The Star Community Bar

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Tie: Eddie DelaPiniella at Buteco Coffee & Bar & Miles Macquarrie at Kimball House

Best Bar- Best Bartender/Mixologist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Pat Hinson is able to talk to anyone because he's into so many awesome hobbies, and always gives above and beyond service.

Best Bar- Best Bartender/Mixologist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Kaitlin Kepfer at The Albert

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best under-the-radar bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best under-the-radar bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Crystal Nickles at Sweetwater Bar and Grill

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
After journeyman gigs at OTP's Trattoria 141 and Buckhead's Prohibition, Kevin Bragg has fully come into his own behind the decks at 4th & Swift. The Old Fourth Ward eatery doubles as Bragg's personal laboratory for concocting an impressive array of bitters, tinctures, and other spicy and herbaceousmore...
After journeyman gigs at OTP's Trattoria 141 and Buckhead's Prohibition, Kevin Bragg has fully come into his own behind the decks at 4th & Swift. The Old Fourth Ward eatery doubles as Bragg's personal laboratory for concocting an impressive array of bitters, tinctures, and other spicy and herbaceous potions. But beyond their quirky ingredients - lemongrass-black sesame syrup and sage-infused Pinot Blanc reduction, to name a couple - Bragg's beverages are models of control and balance, creating a delightful interplay of flavors that can only be the product of hours of experimentation and a gift for counterintuitive blending. In other words, his drinks are damn tasty, down to the final sip. And, while Bragg is serious about cocktails, he manages to remain polite and composed when someone orders a Grey Goose and cranberry. Now that takes talent. less...

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Adrienne Eoley

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Back when Paul Calvert worked at the Sound Table, he was a great mixologist. His drinks were remarkable, but when the place filled up, the frenzied pace of a dance club didn't match the careful construction of Calvert's drinks. He could seem a little ... grumpy. Now that Calvert's at Pura Vida, he'smore...
Back when Paul Calvert worked at the Sound Table, he was a great mixologist. His drinks were remarkable, but when the place filled up, the frenzied pace of a dance club didn't match the careful construction of Calvert's drinks. He could seem a little ... grumpy. Now that Calvert's at Pura Vida, he's a whole new man. His drinks are as good as ever, and he now has the time to be the gracious, knowledgeable, friendly host we always knew he could be. Calvert has gone beyond mixology to become a great bartender. 656 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-9797. puravidatapas.com. less...

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Tie: Brook at Flatiron Restaurant & Bar AND Miles Leon's Full Service

Runner-up: David at Mary's


1287 Glenwood Avenue S.E., 404-624-4411, marysatlanta.com/

Best bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Miles MacQuarrie at Leon's Full Service

Runner-up
Darren Foley at Ship & Anchor Pub
5975 Roswell Road, 404-256-3550, www.dunwoodyrestaurantgroup.com

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Grant Henry, The Local

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Grant Henry

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Michele
Chaplins, 555 S. Atlanta St., Roswell 770-552-1147 www.chaplinsroswell.com

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Come to the cabaret, old chum — the Dawn and Jeff Friday night sing-a-long boozefest cabaret, that is. These roommates/workmates, (not a couple) sling the drinks fast and strong while keeping the crowd entertained with songs and jokes in a distinct, but not exclusive, Midtown style. Oh yeah, the custom-brewedmore...
Come to the cabaret, old chum — the Dawn and Jeff Friday night sing-a-long boozefest cabaret, that is. These roommates/workmates, (not a couple) sling the drinks fast and strong while keeping the crowd entertained with songs and jokes in a distinct, but not exclusive, Midtown style. Oh yeah, the custom-brewed lagers, usually three choices on tap with a seasonal one or two thrown in, kick ass, too. less...

Best Bartender BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Gino Halliday, Fay-Lynn Owen and Anna Bender
If neither the more-piercings-than-thou-Midtown-type bartender nor the Coyote-stunning-bottle-flippin'-Buckhead-type holds any appeal for you, the Yacht's tag-team of Gino, Fay-Lynn and Anna are probably just who you're looking for. The trio pour 'em strong, keep 'em comin', remember what yer drinkin'more...
If neither the more-piercings-than-thou-Midtown-type bartender nor the Coyote-stunning-bottle-flippin'-Buckhead-type holds any appeal for you, the Yacht's tag-team of Gino, Fay-Lynn and Anna are probably just who you're looking for. The trio pour 'em strong, keep 'em comin', remember what yer drinkin' and tell a damn good story when the mood strikes. No nonsense drinkers only. less...

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