Hey Bartender with Cocktail Reception and Director and Bartender Q&A!
Cocktails, a film, and a Q&A!
This special one time event has a cocktail reception starting at 7:15pm, then a screening of the film Hey Bartender at 8:00pm, followed by a Q&A with director Douglas Tirola, star Jim Meehan, and local bartenders!
Jim Meehan honed his skills behind the bar at Five Points. He went on to become one of the head bartenders at Danny Meyer’s Gramercy Tavern, as well as one of the influential bartenders at the Pegu Club. Jim then went on to open the trailblazing cocktail den PDT (Please Don’t Tell). PDT is known around the world and has received numerous awards and accolades, including the 2012 James Beard Award for “Outstanding Bar Program.” Jim published The PDT Cocktail Book, which sold out its first run in less than a month, solidifying Meehan’s influence in cocktail culture, within New York City and beyond. He is universally considered a leader in the cocktail industry.
Tickets are $10.
directed by Douglas Tirola in English
Hey Bartender tells the story of how the renaissance of the bartender comes to be in the era of the craft cocktail.
This documentary focuses on two bartenders trying to achieve their dreams through the world of bartending. After being injured, a Marine turns his goals to becoming a rock star bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A former bank executive who bought the corner bar in his hometown struggles to keep it afloat in a community that no longer values a place where everyone knows your name. Features the most famous bartenders in the world along with unprecedented access to the most exclusive bars in New York City and commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco. Hey Bartender was produced by New York-based 4th Row Films (www.4throwfilms.com)), and this screening is also sponsored by William Grant & Sons, Ltd. an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch Whisky, including the world’s most awarded Single Malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts along with iconic premium spirits brands Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry® Rum, Reyka Vodka, Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey and Milagro® Tequila.