Barry Johnson is a professional bartender, certified mixologist, and craft cocktail blogger based in Philadelphia. In 2019, Barry launched his business, Bartender Barry, where he offers private bartending services as well as creates and delivers boutique educational experiences for the cocktail enthusiast. In addition, Barry competed in the 2020 Black Restaurant Week Cocktail Competition and is a contributor for the largest digital media company for the beverage industry, VinePair.
In this episode, Barry discusses his journey in building his brand as a bartender at the helm of a spirits based business. He also discusses passion for driving diverse representation in the beverage industry, highlights the inspiration behind the delicious cocktails on his blog, and how he is laying the groundwork to reach his personal goal of owning his own distillery. In the Table Topic, Barry shares an extra-special cocktail recipe, and provides some helpful tips for the budding home bartender.
You can also check out the recipes he’s mentions in this episode below.