Derek Brown

Bartender, Owner, Sommelier
Derek Brown


About Derek Brown

Derek Brown is a drinks expert, writer and president of Drink Company. Playboy magazine named him one of "The 10 Entertainers, Thought Leaders and Heroes Who'll Save Us in 2017." Former accolades include Imbibe Magazine 2015 Bartender of the Year and Star Chefs 2015 Rising Star Restaurateur. He’s served cocktails at the White House, clinked glasses with Martha Stewart and was appointed Chief Spirits Advisor at the National Archives.

My Venues


  • 2015 Bartender of the Year
    Imbibe Magazine
  • 2016 Best Cocktail Bar in America
    Spirited Awards

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

champagne and roses
champagne and roses
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar, Cocktail, Downtown
"I’ve had many loves in my life and each one, for whatever reason passed, enriched me, made me better, stronger, more me. But there is one love that has never left and is my very heart: @columbiaroom. Two years ago it opened in its new space, making it officially seven-years-old in total. It is dear to me and so is every person who has crossed its threshold. Happy Anniversary, Happy Valentines Day, Columbia Room! May our love never wane! #anniversary"
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