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.


  • 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

My Venues

  • Winsome
    1115 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

"🍄Mushslide🍄 . . . Mushroom Butter - Washed @remymartin Cognac • Salted Macadamia • Palo Santo • Coconut Milk • Coffee . . . AND SO IT BEGINS ⚡️#aneveningoftiki is tonight @spareroomhwood 🌺 Come taste this delight by @yung_malarkey and the other concoctions by @joseluisleon & @ariana_rcm from @limantourmx 🙌"
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"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🌪"
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"⚡️I am the storm. I am the wonder. And the flashlights, nightmares, sudden explosions 💥"
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"March 21st we blast off 🚀 New @spareroomhwood menu featuring this dazzling number is almost there 🔮"
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At My Venues