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A Cocktail Connoisseur

At Our Downtown Bar in Portland

Meet the bartender: Brandon Lockman

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When it comes to the best bars in downtown Portland, Red Star Tavern and their master bartender are right at the top of the list. Considering how seriously head bartender Brandon Lockman takes the art of making a craft cocktail, you wouldn’t be alone in feeling that Red Star Tavern is akin to an art gallery more than a typical bar. It’s all about the made-from-scratch syrups and tinctures, fresh juices, premium spirits, creative takes on old classics, and an unerring attention to balance that Brandon has cultivated in more than a decade of slinging drinks. The end result is always as pretty as it is delectable, and the taste leaves no question why he’s considered one of the best barkeeps in town. Take a few minutes to stop by and meet the bartender….you won’t want to leave.