Sean McClure

Beverage Director, Chef, Sommelier
Sean McClure

New York

About Sean McClure

Started working in restaurants at the age of 15 as a dishwasher in my home town of Bradford, VT. I moved to Boston when I was 18 and continued to work my way up through the ranks of the back of the house. I eventually moved to the front of the house and did the same thing. I found myself most happy behind the bar, as it’s really the best of both worlds. I can still be creative, blending and balancing flavors as a chef does, but all while interacting with and creating an experience for the guests. I have run, developed, and worked in many programs such as Daniel, Craft, Le Bernardin, Dirty French, 21 Greenpoint, and Sweet Polly. I have been featured in many media publications such as The NY Times, GQ, Time Out NY, ABC, NBC, Fox, Food & Wine, The Food Network, Tasting Panel, and many others. I live in Brooklyn. The only other thing I’m just as passionate about outside of bars and restaurants is my little boy whine of which gets all of my spare time when I’m not behind the stick. I’m looking forward to owning my own place sometime in the near future.

At My Venues

Brandy Alexander
$$$, Happy Hour, Cocktail, Prospect Heights
"Do you like chocolate? Do you enjoy brandy? Are you free tonight? If you answered yes to all these come celebrate national Brandy Alexander Day with us at Sweet Polly and have a tasty Torres Brandy Alexander. #cocktails #brandyalexander #mixology #mixologyart #picoftheday #brooklyncocktails #luxurylife #brooklynbars #hashtag #torres15 @torres15oficial @thirsty"
At my venues
El Chavo Cocktail
$$$, Happy Hour, Cocktail, Prospect Heights
"We're celebrating rum day with #santateresa at sweet polly. Here's the El Chavo with #santateresa1796, #vonhumboldt tamarind cordial, lime, and tamarind syrup. We've got deals on this and a few other Santa Teresa cocktails. Come help us drink all the rum! Cheers. . . . . . #craftcocktails #mixeddrinks #draaaaanks #cocktailtime #beautifulbooze #drinkstagram #cocktailporn #cocktails #thirstynyc #rum #rumrumrum #daiquiri"