Marco Zappia

Beverage Director, Mixologist
Marco Zappia

Minneapolis

About Marco Zappia

Marco Zappia is a hospitality professional and a nefarious drink slinger. After a lovely childhood in Minneapolis, he headed west coast to Stanford and eventually the patchouli-scented bosom of Berkeley. After realizing his brand of existential nihilism didn’t jive with most Californians, he traveled east to the wine & cheese parties of Bard. He returned to MPLS to become a dishwasher and promptly fell in love with the restaurant industry. He's consulted on a masochistic amount of restaurant openings, trained hundreds of bartenders, and designed award-winning programs and cocktails across the country. He runs Martina & Colita in Minneapolis and drinks gin with his momma.

Accolades

  • 30 under 30
    Forbes 2019
  • Charlie Awards Beverage Innovator
    2019
  • Beverage Director of the Year
    Esquire 2018
  • Bar Program of the Year
    Eater 2018
  • Young Gun Semi finalist
    Eater 2018
  • MSP Mag Profile
    2018
  • Star Tribune Review
    2018
  • Esquire’s MPLS Preview
    2018
  • Bartender of the Year
    Eater MPLS 2017
  • Bartender of the Year
    City Pages 2014