Rising Star Mixologist Kiowa Bryan of Eveleigh - Biography
Los Angeles, CA
Kiowa Bryan hails from Vermont and New Jersey—where she tended bar before she was legally allowed. She avoided any legal snafus and continued in the profession as an adult, ultimately finding her calling in the world of craft cocktails. Bryan moved to Los Angeles where she worked for three years at Wolfgang Puck’s CUT at the Beverly Wiltshire Hotel and later at another Puck restaurant. Her last stop before opening up the SoHo House West Hollywood with Chris Ojeda was at Fraiche in Culver City. At the SoHo House Bryan perfected her technique in one of the city’s most influential watering holes. Fraiche then asked her back to design their whole cocktail program, and Bryan followed up that gig by crafting the opening bar program at Lexington Social house. Now behind the bar at Eveleigh, Bryan is using her skills and drive to push the City of Angels forward as it matures mixologically and has earned a 2014 StarChefs Rising Star Community Bartender Award for her efforts. She is also the brand supporter for House Spirits (e.g. Aviation Gin) for the L.A. market. Before ever landing behind the bar, Bryan was a competitive figure skater. She loves the Yankees, unicorns, and Star Wars.