Mina Group / San Francisco

Brian Means

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Hometown: Lafayette, CA
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Brian Means has had an impressive career crafting cocktails behind some of the Bay Area’s most successful bars. Previously, he served as Head Bartender at Dirty Habit, where he invigorated the restaurant with a new, seasonal beverage program. Before Dirty Habit, Means was behind the bar at the Fifth Floor and Zero-Zero in San Francisco’s SOMA district, where he collaborated with a number of the city’s influential bartenders.

In 2016, Means was a U.S. Finalist for Diageo World Class, and took home the second place distinction as Heaven Hills’ ‘Bartender of the Year’. In 2015, the San Francisco Chronicle named Means one of their Bar Stars. In his free time, Means can be found perfecting his creative drinks, or guest bartending at venues throughout San Francisco.

Current Position(s)
Director of Bars @ Mina Group
San Francisco, CA  |  8/2016 - Present

Previous Position(s)
Lead Bartender @ Dirty Habit
San Francisco, CA  |  5/2014 - 8/2016
Lead Bartender @ Fifth Floor Restaurant
San Francisco, CA  |  11/2011 - 1/2014
Bartender @ Zero Zero
San Francisco, CA  |  5/2011 - 11/2011