2022: Brooklyn Voted Matt Rizzuto – Salty Dog Best Bartender!

Matt Rizzuto – Salty Dog
7509 3rd Ave
(718) 238-0030 – saltydogbar.com

Brooklyn isn’t only chock full of bars — it’s filled to the brim with great bartenders. But there’s none quite like Matt Rizzuto at Salty Dog. Matt has been pouring pints at the Bay Ridge bar and restaurant since 2007, where he’s become a Friday night fixture in the neighborhood he grew up in. A Bay Ridge native, Rizzuto digs his watering hole’s small-town feel, and loves getting to cater to all types of interesting people, all of whom he greets with excitement (on Friday nights, he says, “everyone is friendly”). When asked what drink he makes the best, Matt said he tries to make every drink well — but added that his favorite drink to make is the first one of the night. “That drink sets the tone for how everything else is gonna go,” he said.

2021: Brooklyn Voted Anthony LoPorto – Bean Post Pub Best Bartender!

Anthony LoPorto – Bean Post Pub
7525 5th Ave
(718) 745-9413beanpostpub.com

Brooklyn wouldn’t be Brooklyn without The Bean Post Pub — and The Bean Post Pub owes that, in large part, to owner and award-winning bartender Anthony LoPorto. Like in the show “Cheers,” everyone knows your name at The Bean Post — and Anthony knows your life story. He’s there for the good times, the bad times and when you just want a cold one. Voted New York City’s best bartender in 2015, LoPorto says its all about “wearing many hats,” which Bay Ridge knows LoPorto does well: “A bartender is not someone who can make 1,000 drinks,” he explains. “A bartender is someone who can connect with everyone. I feel like a bar is like a small town, and the bartender becomes the mayor of the town.” Congratulations, Mr. Mayor!

2020: Brooklyn Voted Brendan Farley from Soccer Tavern with Best Bartender!

Brendan Farley
6004 8th Ave, Brooklyn
(718) 439-9336 – www.thesoccertavern.com

A bar is only as good as its customer service and the people that run the joint. The Soccer Tavern, which has been in existence for decades, has become a staple of the city because of its owner and manager, Brendan Farley. Patrons will often visit the bar just to see the man that runs the historic bar and say hello. His love for what he does is evident to everyone that visits. Farley has been a friendly face in the neighborhood since 1986 when he immigrated from Ireland. “I want everyone to feel welcome in The Soccer Tavern,” he shared. “It’s truly a place where everyone is welcome to come and have a good time.” It’s always a good time at The Soccer Tavern thanks to Farley.

2019: Brooklyn Voted Brendan Farley from Soccer Tavern with Best Bartender!

Brendan Farley – Soccer Tavern
6004 8th Ave.
(718) 439-9336 – www.thesoccertavern.com

A bar is only as good as its customer service and the people that run the joint. The Soccer Tavern, which has been in existence for decades, has become a staple of the city because of its owner, Brendan Farley. Patrons will often visit the bar just to see the man that runs the historic bar and say hello. His love for what he does is evident to everyone that visits. Owner and Manager Brendan Farley has been friendly face in the neighborhood since 1986, when he immigrated from Ireland. “I want everyone to feel welcome in The Soccer Tavern,” he shared, “It’s truly a place where everyone is welcome to come and have a good time.” It’s always a good time at The Soccer Tavern thanks to Farley.

2017: Brooklyn Voted Brendan Farley from Soccer Tavern with Best Bartender!

Brendan Farley – Soccer Tavern
6004 Eighth Avenue (718) 439-9336 www.thesoccertavern.com

A bar is only as good as its customer service and the people that run the joint. The Soccer Tavern, which has been in existence for decades, has become a staple of the city because of its owner, Brendan Farley. Patrons will often visit the bar just to see the man that runs the historic bar and say hello. His love for what he does is evident to everyone that visits.