Bartender, Beverage Director, Mixologist

Justin Ware

HOUSTON

About Justin Ware

Justin Ware began his career in the service industry while attending Texas A&M University. Starting off as a high volume server and bartender, then as a server/bartender at a local fine dining restaurant, he eventually moved into a sales position at a boutique wine distributor. That experience lead to a transition back into the service industry, this time in the form of a stint at Soma Sushi working in the kitchen, as the front of house manager, server and bartender. Soon he began using his kitchen experience to create new cocktails for the Soma bar program. Justin’s dedication and inventiveness with drinks then led to a stage at both Bobby Heugel’s Anvil Bar & Refuge and Alba Huerta’s Julep, where he spent just under a year both behind the bar and in the kitchen with Julep chef Adam Garcia. Justin Made the switch to Johnny’s Gold Brick as part of the opening staff, which was named as one of the most anticipated bar openings in the country by Eater and Zagat as well Camper English (writer of Alcademics) for Details Magazine. Since its opening Johnny’s has also made Thrillist “Top 21 New Bars in America List”. Justin recently took over general manager at Johnny’s and has put his personal touch to the back bar and encouraged the staff to put out monthly cocktail menus that are creative and inventive. Justin Ware is an exceptionally talented barman and will be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to his passion and creativity behind the stick.

    • 2016 USBG World Class National Finalist
    • 2017 USBG World Class Regional Finalist