The State of Our Bar Community is Dire

Published March 22, 2020, at Distiller Magazine, I wrote this piece the week prior and much has shifted each day, including the welcome regulatory relief for the state of California from the ABC last Thursday (these are law changes that should be permanent, “relieving” archaic, impractical Prohibition-esque holdovers). More on all that later.

My friend Eric Grenier of Jack Daniels is compiling this continuously updated list of US bars with individual Go Fund Me pages to get them through this brutal time.

Now, on the state of bartenders and our best bars the country & world over:

My other Distiller Magazine features (top 10 bars, local distiller and bar manager interviews in each city):

At a recent Stockhome/Plaj aquavit dinner at Whisper Sisters in Petaluma