The Spirits are Calling. Will you answer? Join us July 15-19, 2015 as the international spirits community answers the call, returning for another spirited round of Tales of the Cocktail®.
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Alex Straus

the bon vivants
sgt at arms
Los Angeles

Alex Straus, a New York native, now a member of The Bon Vivants, began his career in the nightlife/liquor industry over 15 years ago in Boston working in nightclubs and eventually moving on to NYC. Once in NYC, Straus pursued a more polished bartending experience and trained under Sasha Petrarske at East Side Company Bar in the Lower East Side where he worked for nearly 3 years. While New York was his home, his desire to travel found its perfect opportunity when he was asked to help open Tao Beach in Las Vegas with Willy Shine and Aisha Sharpe. After a wildly successful year in Las Vegas, Straus desired to move to Los Angeles and opened Beso in Hollywood. Once in LA, Straus helped cultivate what is now one of the most well respected bar communities in the country. Alex joined forces with Josh Harris and Scott Baird of the Bon Vivants in 2010 and took the role of Sgt at Arms. Straus can be found behind the bar at EP Restaurant and LP Rooftop in West Hollywood or throwing amazing parties across the country with his brothers and sisters of the Bon Vivants.

My Personalities Sessions

Wednesday, July 15

3:00pm CDT