We had an awesome time hosting Jim Meehan on Friday, January 25, 2019, as part of his North Carolina Book Tour for Meehan’s Bartender Manual.
Jim spoke to the crowd of cocktail enthusiasts about his bartending background, favorite cocktails, and more. He also gave advice to up and coming bartenders about how to keep doing what they love. He sold out of all the books he brought with him and autographed each one. At the end of the event, he took questions from the crowd.
“It was awesome hearing a bartender success story,” Dram & Draught Barman Ian Murray said, “it’s great to see one of us who has made this dream a reality.”
Thank you again, for coming out Jim! We hope to see you in North Carolina again soon.
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Meehan’s Bartender Manual
In 2017, Ten Speed released Meehan’s Bartender’s Manual, which surveys cocktail history, mixing technique, venue design, bar operations, recipe development, service standards and more. Full-color cocktail photos and fine art black and white portraits by Doron Gild compliment Gianmarco Magnani’s peerless technical illustrations. Purchase a copy of your own for $34.99.
About Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan, bartender, journalist, and author of The PDT Cocktail Book and Meehan’s Bartender Manual, has worked in nearly every capacity of the hospitality business for the latter half his of his 40 years on the planet.
A Chicago area native schooled in Wisconsin, who achieved acclaim for his work behind bars in New York City; he now spends almost as much time on the road at trade shows and trainings as at home in Portland, Oregon.
Jim’s passion for service, quest for further knowledge, belief in the transformative power of hospitality, and commitment to mentor the industries next generation is only divided by his duties as a proud father and devoted husband.