About us

I was born in Brooklyn, raised in Vermont, and first came to Martha’s Vineyard over ten years ago. I developed a love for this beautiful and special island while working at Atria for many summers, while spending my winters tending bar in Vail and Park City.

In the fall leading up to the pandemic, I was living back in Brooklyn, working at Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan. At Gramercy, I refined my bartending skills while working alongside some of the very best. I not only mastered the classics, but also developed a true appreciation for what craft cocktails can be – unique expressions of the bartender’s creative vision. But with my time at Gramercy cut short, I rode my bicycle back to Vermont to wait out COVID-19.

Now fully in lockdown, I was free to work on developing my concept of a private bartending service: I wanted to provide my clients with exceptional service, and fresh and exciting cocktail formulations. My years behind the bar in many restaurants had given me a unique understanding of what people are looking for when they are celebrating events, whether intimate or large. And while my time in New York City was unforgettable, it was my dream to return to the island to bring this vision to life.

My commitment to excellence and attention to detail can be seen in the photos of the bar setups here on my website (or @MVSpeakeasy on Instagram!). With each event, I pride myself on mirroring my clients’ personalities and interests so that the bar is a reflection of what defines them and their events. It is my hope that clients gathering with friends are able to relax while knowing that the vision for their party can be executed seamlessly.

I look forward to meeting with you to develop your vision for your next unique event.

Cheers!
Brett