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Erick Castro

Bartender at Large
Bartender
Erick Castro’s cocktail empire began at San Francisco's Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch by searching for obscure pre-Prohibition era recipes, methods and ingredients. Consistently acclaimed as one of the spirits industry’s elite, Castro is widely recognized for his beverage programs including Esquire's Best Bars in America, Food & Wine’s World’s Top Bars, and countless nominations at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.

In 2013 Castro partnered with San Diego-based hospitality collective, CH Projects, to launch Polite Provisions, earning recognition as Imbibe Magazine’s 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year, Food & Wine’s Best New Bars in the U.S., and Best American High Volume Cocktail Bar by Tales of the Cocktail’s Annual Spirited Awards in 2014. Next in the CH Projects’ family, Castro pioneered the bar program at the newly opened Raised by Wolves already garnering attention from Afar Magazine, Forbes and Eater.

As a bi-coastal resident and barkeep, Castro has gone on to help launch New York City’s revered Boilermaker at Cocktail Kingdom and is the creator of the documentary Bartender at Large, winning Best Director of Documentary Feature 2017 at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 25
 

11:00am