Phoebe Esmon

Bartender, Mixologist, Producer
Phoebe Esmon


About Phoebe Esmon

Phoebe was the founding president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. She is a board member of the Tequila Interchange Project, and continues to be active within her community both locally and nationally. Most recently, Phoebe and her professional partner and fiancée Christian Gaal made the move to Asheville, North Carolina, where she joined Heirloom Hospitality’s team. She is thrilled to be helming cocktail programs at Nightbell & Curate, where her close collaborations with the kitchen are producing delectable results. She and Gaal also run Spirit Animal, a beverage alcohol consulting business, and is about to launch her newest venture, RePast, a source for heritage table, bar, kitchen collectibles, and hospitality ware.


  • Thrillist Greatest Bartenders in America
  • 2015 Best of Philly
  • 2014 Board Member Tequila Interchange Project
  • Founding President of the United States Bartenders' Guild Philadelphia Chapter
  • National Museum of American History & Smithsonian Channel Featured Mixologist 2009-2012
  • Food for Thought Washington DC Featured Mixologist 2012-2014
  • 2015 Best New Cocktail Bars
  • Food & Wine Gazzer Award 2012
  • Gary Regan Best Cocktail Bar 2012
  • Drink Philly Best of Philly 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2011
  • Philadelphia Magazine Best of Philly 2010
  • Philadelphia Magazine Mixology Chair
  • Taste of the Nation Philadelphia 2009 - 2014 Featured Mixologist

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