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Meet These LA Bartenders

Hey, bartender! Get to know the men and women behind some of LA's best bars, their favorite cocktails and where they go to drink.

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
From left to right: Jared Mort, Giovanni Martinez, Naomi Schimek, Julian Cox, Beau du Bois, Serena Herrick, Dave Fernie, Sean Hamilton, Marcos Tello

You've boozed at the city's best cocktails bars, tippled on mescal and tequila cocktails, checked out the scene at singles bars, and made your rounds at the best new bars. Now, meet the barmen behind LA's favorite watering holes and tasty libations. We chatted them up about their favorite cocktails and bars, what trend they'd like to go away ASAP, their penchant for dive bars and daiquiris, and a first-kiss story involving a grade-school teacher.

Beau du Bois of the Corner Door
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Marcos Tello of 1886 and Bow & Truss
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Sean Hamilton of No Vacancy
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Naomi Schimek of the Spare Room
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman