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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, Meehan’s Bartender Manual and The Bartender’s Pantry, has worked in nearly every capacity of the hospitality business for the latter half of his 40 plus years on the planet.

A Chicago area native schooled in Wisconsin, who achieved acclaim for his work behind bars in New York City; Meehan now resides in Portland, Oregon where he’s raising a family and lowering his profile.

Meehan’s passion for service, quest for further knowledge, belief in the transformative power of hospitality, and commitment to mentor the industries next generation is only divided by 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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