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Jim Meehan      

Bartender, Journalist & Author of "The PDT Cocktail Book"

Jim Meehan, bartender, journalist, and author of "The PDT Cocktail Book" and "Meehan’s Bartender Manual", has worked in nearly every capacity of the hospitality business for the latter half his of his 40 years on the planet.

A Chicago area native schooled in Wisconsin, who achieved acclaim for his work behind bars in New York City; he now spends almost as much time on the road at trade shows and trainings as at home in Portland, Oregon.

Meehan’s passion for service, quest for further knowledge, belief in the transformative power of hospitality, and dedication to mentor the industry's next generation is surpassed only by his commitment to his duties as a proud father and devoted husband.


The 8 Drinks That Made My Career: Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan may have achieved cocktail supremacy at PDT—his world-renowned bar in the East Village, where bartenders routinely mix drinks with multiple obscure ingredients and reservations are made weeks in advance—but he started off in a place familiar to us all: Drinking Milwaukee’s Best at a high school party.

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