Nerano and BG, LA:
James Estes

In the heart of Beverly Hills, you’ll find a little slice of the Italian coast. Nerano invites guests to experience Italian culture through coastal cuisine and an exceptional cocktail program created by chief mixologist, James Estes.


MiniBar takes on an Old Hollywood-era bar with a modern ethos. Headed by Jeremy Allen, Minibar transcends you into another time with classically inspired drinks.

Wildhawk, SF:
Karri Kiyuna

On its Mission corner commanding a spirited and lively atmosphere, Wildhawk, steered by Head Bird, Karri Kiyuna, is a beacon for cheeky cocktails with personality.

True Laurel, SF:
Nicolas Torres

Virginia Miller explores the creative vodka spirits of Nic Torres at TRUE LAUREL, dubbed one of Esquire's best new bars in 2018.

Redbird, LA:
Tobin Shea

Virginia Miller’s Bartender Spotlight takes a look at Redbird and Tobin Shea. Focusing on obscure international spirits, Shea goes aperitif-style with his NEFT cocktail, The Artisan Cup.