Best of Philly

Best Bartender

2017 Best Bartender

Watkins Drinkery

Refreshing: Their friendly smiles aren’t motivated by tips.

1712 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-339-0175 | Website

2015 Best Jesse Cornell at Vesper

Jesse Cornell at Vesper

223 South Sydenham Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Jesse is quick behind the oak. He can execute the classics with aplomb (and without excessive tinkering). And if you put him on the spot, […] Read more »

2013 Best Kevin James Holland

Kevin James Holland

229 South 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Holland is perhaps the only bartender in the world who can craft a perfect martini or manhattan, strum a banjo (check out his bluegrass outfit, […] Read more »

2012 Best George Costa

George Costa

1946 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Standing behind the long oak at Pub and Kitchen, Costa has the three talents every great bartender needs: He makes a classic drink to your […] Read more »

2010 Best John Doyle

John Doyle

1310 Drury Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Imagine a sweet old grandpa. Now imagine that sweet old grandpa pouring you a pint of Stoudt’s while telling a dirty joke from behind a […] Read more »

2009 Best Jos Pistola’s

Jos Pistola’s

263 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

So many bartenders seem to find it difficult just to simultaneously smile and pour your drink. But this co-owner and weekend bartender (not to mention […] Read more »