Mixologist Brandyn Tepper of Hinoki & The Bird - Biography

Los Angeles, CA

May 2014

Brandyn Tepper is the ultimate Southern Californian, he was born in Santa Monica and raised in Venice. He attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where he wrestled for their Division 1 team. Tepper started to mentally attack the goals and challenges of his life with same determination and dedication with which he approached every match. With that drive, Tepper graduated in 2010 and began his first post-wrestling restaurant job as a busboy and worked his way up to bartender. By the time he made it behind the bar, Tepper knew that’s where he wanted to build a career—to go to the mat for craft cocktails. He moved back to Los Angeles and started working at 41 Ocean. Now at Hinoki and the Bird he continues to live life with the same competitive spirit of his college years and a craft in his cocktails that reflects his passion and exuberance.