Yael Vengroff

Beverage Director
Yael Vengroff

Los Angeles

About Yael Vengroff

In the past decade, Yael has continued to build a reputation for her creativity, earnestness, and leadership behind the bar, not only in Los Angeles but across the country. Beginning her career in the heat of the NYC craft cocktail movement, Yael came up with some of the best in the businesses including Alex Day of Death & Co, Audrey Saunders of Pegu Club and Giuseppe Gonzales of PKNY. Since joining Marc Rose and Med Abrous team at The Spare Room, she has taken over the bar programs at Winsome in Echo Park, and Genghis Cohen the storied New York-style Chinese restaurant in the Fairfax District. Yael is a National Speed Rack Champion, having raised thousands of dollars for Breast Cancer research; received "Bar of the Year" in 2016 from Time Out Los Angeles, and is a five-time nominee for Best American Hotel Bar. In all, she is strong female face who continues to push the craft cocktail scene forward, challenging the status quo while staying true to herself and her unique style in front of and behind the bar.

My Venues

  • Winsome
    1115 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA

Accolades

  • 2012 National Speed Rack Champion
  • 2013 Speed Rack West Coast Rematch Champion
  • 2014 Speed Rack Fastest Hands in the West
  • 2015 Zagat 30 Under 30
  • 2016 Time Out Los Angeles Bar of the Year

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Willy Tonka's Watermelon
"Willy Tonka's Watermelon Negroni 🍉 Clarified (*ish) Watermelon Negroni Milk Punch with Tonka Bean Salt for #negroniweek . . . While not a classic negroni nor a classic milk punch, we use this week as an opportunity to challenge ourselves creatively and sell as many of these bad boys as possible. @yung_malarkey really knocked it out of the park with this one and we can't wait for you to try one 💫 . . . $5 from every #negroni sold is going to @nokidhungry from June 4 - 10. . . . #thirsty #drinkstagram #huffposttaste #cocktails #happyhour #milkpunch #watermelon #imbibe #imbibegram #boozy #ice #summer #zagatla #cocktailoftheday #drinkpunch"
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Jason Was My Son 🔪 Friday the
"Jason Was My Son 🔪 Friday the 13th spesh @eatwinsome tomorrow 😵 Reposado Tequila • Becherovka • Blood Orange & Lime"
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RIP Yael. I am Storm🌪
"RIP Yael. I am Storm🌪"
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⚡️I am the storm. I am the
"⚡️I am the storm. I am the wonder. And the flashlights, nightmares, sudden explosions 💥"
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At My Venues