Behind the Bar(tender)

People say I should be a bartender, but I am merely a mortal.

Feature articles on the amazing folks behind the bar.  Contact me at if you want to be featured!


Paul MacDonald aka Express_and_Discard on Instagram

Paul behind the bar at A.Bar , doing what he does best. Hard at work, keeping palates refreshed and spirits high.

Paul is the head bartender at A.Bar in Philadelphia.  His sharp palate and attention to detail allow him to curate specialty spirits/liqueurs/ and homemade shrubs etc. especially for A.Bar.  He is also very warm, friendly and informative.  His passion shines through in his drinks and his demeanor.

I had this amazing drink while I was there.

The Revivalist Gin, Dolin Dry Vermouth, St. Germain, Letherbee Besk, and Suntory Toki arranged along a Fibonacci sequence. Get it. –Paul MacDonald

And, this gem!

Plantation Pineapple and Cruzan Blackstrap with lime and pineapple juices and Becherovka topped with Lemon Hart 151 and Angostura bitters.– Paul MacDonald