Bartending is not an easy gig. To do it well, you have to be part therapist, part best friend, part scholar and part enabler. But some people seem like they’re made for the job, easily swinging between server and confidant while tapping into knowledge about hundreds of beers and thousands of spirit combinations.
In this installment of Billy Penn’s “Who’s Next” series presented by the Knight Foundation, which introduces readers to the most dedicated young people working to shape our city every day, we’ve highlighted 15 dynamic drink whizzes under the age of 40.
Even if you’re in the biz yourself, these are people you might not have heard of yet — the Philly bar scene is super crowded, after all (and we mean that in the best way possible). But we’re confident these are names you’ll want to remember.
Honorees’ hair and makeup by House of Clarity