Rising Star Mixologist Doug Monroe of Patterson House - Biography

Nashville, TN

December 2013

As head bartender at Strategic Hospitality’s Patterson House, Doug Monroe’s flair for crafting the perfect classic cocktail is incomparable. Napa Valley-born and Tennessee- and North Carolina-raised, Doug Monroe’s career in the hospitality business is broad and all-encompassing. He’s worked in a variety of establishments from Nashville’s 360 Bistro to The Wine Loft, where he assisted with building and running both bars’ impressive wine programs.

Fish & Co. marked Monroe’s first foray in creating a sophisticated cocktail program, but it wasn’t until he arrived at Patterson House, Nashville’s speakeasy-style cocktail lounge, that he found his footing amongst the Music City’s cocktail elite (and eventually earned a StarChefs.com Rising Stars Mixologist Award). Trained under Alchemy Consulting’s Toby Maloney, Monroe specializes in the classics, meticulously crafting each cocktail with precise amounts of spirits and house-made syrups, juices, and bitters, while also creating original cocktails for the seasonally changing menu.

Drawing inspiration from a multitude of cocktail books, including David Wondrich’s Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Punch Bowl, Monroe successfully delivers cocktails that are not only inspired and balanced, but ones that tell a story and ignite conversation.