Bartender Spirits Awards

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Alex Velez

Beverage Director at Lost Spirits Distillery, LLC., Las Vegas

Alex Velez is currently working as the Beverage Director at Lost Spirits Distillery, LLC., Las Vegas. He has previously worked as a Bar Lead at The Battery. Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alex Velez has been working in restaurants for more than two decades! Around this time, working behind the bar at some of Puerto Rico’s well-known establishments was when he also started competing and winning in Cocktail Competitions. It was these years that laid the foundation for his success in the bartending scene, even after he moved to San Francisco in 2013.


Meet our Judges

Timothy King

President, Bar Consultant at Prohibition Bar Group, Cincinnati

Damian Langarica

TOP 100 World Class 2023, TOP 50 World Class 2022, Bartender at Next of Kin, Philadelphia

Lee Zaremba

Owner, De La Nonna and Enzo Discoteca De La Nonna, Los Angeles