Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
This is an individual interview of Al Thompson in which he discusses his D.C. upbringing, including his time in law school and his journey to becoming a well-known bar professional in the D.C. bartending industry. He also shares his views on hospitality and the evolution of the community of cocktail experts and enthusiasts in DC.
This is an individual interview of Duane Sylvestre in which he discusses his experiences as an bar professional, reflecting his Trinidadian heritage in his approach to mixology, the visibility of Black bartenders in the industry, and how the service industry has changed as a result of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter protests.
This is an individual interview of Glendon Hartley in which he discusses his experiences as a Black West Indian mixologist, bar professional, business owner, and Shaw resident. He reflects on the creation of the D.C. chapter of U.S. Bartender's Guild, the camaraderie of the Black bartending community and his knowledge of Pre-Prohibition cocktail history.
This is an individual interview of Lauren Paylor in which she discusses her experiences as a Black mixologist and bartender, being a part of the local Shaw community, and the community of Black bartenders in D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests.
This is an individual interview of Mimi Evans in which she discusses being a Black mixologist, mother, and small business owner in the D.C. metropolitan area, and the effects of gentrification, the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 protests on her personal and professional life
This is an individual interview of Paul Taylor in which he discusses his bartending experiences in Virginia and D.C., his knowledge of cocktail history, the impact of gentrification in Shaw, and the effects of COVID-19, political protests, and complex issues of race and equity and inclusion on the local bartending community and broader service industry.
From Pandemic to Protest: Black Bartenders in Washington, D.C. documents the experiences of bartenders in the Shaw neighborhood during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Narrators discuss the close-knit Black bartending community in D.C.; the impact of the Black Lives Matter and MeToo movements on the hospitality industry; the gentrification of the Shaw neighborhood; and the history of Black bartending.
This is an individual interview of Will Alvarez in which he discusses his Salvadoran upbringing in the DMV, his experiences in the bartending industry as a Latino and U.S. Army Veteran, and the impact of COVID-19 on residents and service professionals in the D.C. bartending community.