Bartender Spirits Awards

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William Tsui

Bar Director and Co-Owner of Viridian, Oakland, California

William Tsui is currently the Bar Director and Co-Owner of Viridian in Oakland. His previous positions include leadership roles at Hotel Nikko, Jasper’s Corner, Rich Table, Coin-Op, Bon Marche, True Laurel, and, most recently, Lazy Bear.

Specifically, his time at Hotel Nikko instilled in him a deep sense of Japanese hospitality, or “suburashi omoede," which centers on creating fantastic feelings that become cherished memories. WIlliam has participated in several globally recognized bartending competitions, such as Diageo World Class, Bombay Sapphire Most Imaginative Bartender, and Bacardi Legacy. His drinks have been featured in SF Chronicle, Eater SF, Berkeleyside, 7x7, and other local publications. He is also co-author of Viridian: Behind the Cocktail.

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