Beverage Director, Beverage Manager, Owner

Nicolas Torres


About Nicolas Torres

A San Francisco native, Nicolas has been bartending in San Francisco for over 10 years. With extensive experience bridging neighborhood bars and dive bars to craft cocktail venues and fine dining establishments. His program highlights both wild and farmed local produce alongside rare, unique, and small-batch spirits. Torres’ close collaboration with the kitchen leads to in-house creations enhancing the hyper-seasonal dining experience. In addition to his bartending and R&D roles at Lazy Bear, he is an accomplished artist and woodworker, bar consultant, and is in the owner of bar True Laurel right here in the Mission District of San Francisco

  • Rising Star Nominee
  • Americas Best Bars 2018

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  • Certified Sherry Specialist
    San Francisco Wine School
  • Bartender of the Year 2015 Finalist

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