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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Oct 18, 2019

In this interview with Kevin Peterson of Castalia, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Kevin and his wife Jane transformed the bottom level of an old mansion in Detroit into a scent shop by day that converts into an intimate 20-seat cocktail bar by night.
  • Some of the differences between people who approach...


Oct 10, 2019

In this Bar Cart Foundations episode, we talk all about the concept of wash lines in cocktails and how to achieve a wash line that emphasizes the quality and intentionality of a drink.


Oct 3, 2019

This episode, we’re sharing a double feature of two episodes that came out WAY BACK in January of 2018 - that’s closing in on two years ago.

Part One of this feature is dedicated to our Iki Japanese bitters, and it includes a really cool phone interview with Jennifer Bloeser of Oregon Coast Wasabi. She is literally...


Sep 26, 2019

This time around, we catch up with Dan Marlowe, who’s a really talented bartender currently heading up the brand new tavern program at BlueDyer Distilling Co.

In this spirited conversation, some of the topics we discuss include:

  • How Dan worked his way through the bartending ranks to take the helm at the brand new...


Sep 19, 2019

In this spirited interview with John Ravis of Maximo Mezcal, some of the topics we cover include:

  • How John made the move from shucking oysters, to tending bar, to consulting in the business world, to ultimately helping found a Mezcal brand designed to elevate the American palate.
  • Why Maximo Mezcal is as much a DC brand...