SideBar With Members Jenny, Mike, & Kiernan

Jenny Kiely, San Francisco, 12 years, Hawthorn Lounge

Mike Huggins, Denver, 5 years, Arvada Tavern

Kiernan Moran, San Francisco, 8 years, Sixto's Cantina




If you could have complete creative freedom to change one thing about your work, what would it be?

JENNY:  Floor plan.  But there's only so much you can do when concrete and walls are already in place.  But we do the best we can anyway to work with what we got.

MIKE: To have more participation of our staff in USBG events.

KIERNAN: Ice, definitely revamp our ice. 



Anything you're looking forward to, about the USBG or otherwise?

JENNY: Education and seminars.  You can never stop learning more about what you do.

MIKE:  Next year's regional conference in Oklahoma City.

KIERNAN: I'm interested in learning; I'm always looking for new things to read and learn, especially bar and hospitality-related.



Do you have any non-industry-related hobbies, passions, or other stuff you geek out on?

JENNY: Travel, architecture and design, soccer, and pretty much all sports (I'm known to yell at the TV even when in a room by myself).

MIKE: Mountain Biking

KIERNAN: I love music! I sing and play the guitar.



Signature cocktail?

JENNY:           My favorite go-to for myself is tequila on a rock.  No fruit.


MIKE:             The Liberty Nail

2 oz Old Forester 100

1/3 oz SoCo 100

1/2 oz Brown Sugar Gomme

2 dashes Fee Old Fashioned Bitters

2 dashes Regan

Orange garnish

#9 Carpenter Nail through a Lux Cherry and Orange Peel


KIERNAN:    Devil Went Down to Oaxaca

                       Wahaka Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Elderflower, Lemon



Are you an artist or a builder? 

KIERNAN:  I guess both. I love making and doing things with my hands! Check out what my Dad and I do in our spare time:




JENNY:   I definitely like to have a good time, always, but I don't joke.


MIKE:     Q: Why can't Barbie get pregnant?

                 A: Ken comes in a different box.


KIERNAN:  A guy walks into a bar...ouch!


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