Dan Bueter from Heavy Seas Ale House
Brendan Dorr has a flair for the cocktail, from classic to cutting edge. His guidance was instrumental in the bar program at Heavy Seas Alehouse and his designs for the initial cocktail menu were innovative and creative. Brendan was able to inspire and enlighten the bar staff during training and his expert knowledge of ingredients, tools and techniques was easily passed from him to our staff. Working with Brendan was a key element in the success of the Heavy Seas Alehouse cocktail program and would we recommend his services to both new and existing establishments.
Alexa McCulloch from Union 3 Event Productions
We recommend Cocktail Proper to any client looking to take their events to a new level. Guests immediately notice the difference in the quality of their cocktails and the professional mixologists serve up each drink with a side of charm. Whether it’s a party for 20 or for 2000 people, Cocktail Proper’s services are an upgrade that every guest notices and appreciates.
Cocktail Proper is a critical member of our event “A Team”!
B.C. Milligan (guest & client)
My wife and I have been fans of Brendan Dorr and Eric Fooy ever since we first discovered them, ten years ago, bartending at what became our favorite restaurant, Ixia. Every bar offers more or less the same drinks, and every good restaurant, by definition, has an enticing menu. What we found at the bar at Ixia was great food, fine beverages, and most of all, wonderful service.
When Ixia closed, eventually we found our two favorite bartenders again, now at the B & O. Since we now live much further away than before, our visits to the B & O are not as frequent as we like. But three years ago, when planning a very special birthday for my wife (with Kevin Miller, Ixia’s former head chef, and his gourmet catering service), the only bartenders I wanted there were these two guys. Brendan was not available, but Eric was, and he provided not only his customary impeccable service, he also entertained us with an array of special drinks (including one named after my wife), each of which had a unique name, a unique mix, and a story to go along with it.
If you are seeking, not only “a couple of good bartenders,” for an affair, but ambiance, personality, and just plain fun to enhance your event, there is nobody I would even consider other than Eric and Brendan.
M. Kaylor (wedding client)
Three letters – OMG! We were extremely happy with your service, the cocktails and the entire look and and operation of the bar. The drinks were phenomenal – especially the Statute of Lemontations — and I know our guests really enjoyed your kindness, creativity and special consideration you extended to each of them. We sincerely appreciate your attention to detail to make our wedding so special.
I look forward to having you help us again at our future events and will recommend you to all of my friends when they have events in the future.