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Wednesday, March 27 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Supporting Ourselves & Our Industry with a Long-Term Mentality

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Nightclub & Bar Award winners Nectaly Mendoza and Giuseppe González speak candidly about being sober in the bar and nightlife industry. The duo addresses a topic straight on that has been ignored or brushed aside for too long. Many in this industry avoid the topic out of shame and that must come to an end—there’s no shame in acknowledging a problem, talking about it and seeking help.

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David Klemt

Editor, Nightclub & Bar
David got his start as a hospitality industry writer and editor in Las Vegas. He has been writing about bars, nightclubs, restaurants and the industry as a whole for more than 10 years. Starting off as a freelance reporter and contributing author for Nightclub & Bar and the Nightclub... Read More →

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Giuseppe González

Bartender, Herbs & Rye
Giuseppe González has bartending in his blood. He’s a third generation barman with a drink-slinging family history dating back to the 1950s. More than a decade ago, González moved to New York from Puerto Rico to attend Cornell University. He earned a degree in neurobiology, but... Read More →
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Nectaly Mendoza

Owner, Herbs & Rye
Nectaly is the owner of Herbs & Rye.  His temple is dedicated to classic cocktails. Herbs & Rye is not only a local hang but a cocktail destination for tourists, visiting bartenders and mixologists, and aficionados due to its atmosphere, personality, menu and high standards.He pays... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room S227