- Dan is a freelance features writer covering the intersection of travel with food & drink, entertainment, and nightlife.
- He's worked as a digital editor for both Saveur and Time Out New York.
- He's a former bartender and The Spirits Business's 2018 Young Drinks Writer of the Year.
Dan Q. Dao is a freelance features writer covering the intersection of travel with food & drink, entertainment, and nightlife. He most enjoys writing about the cocktail industry, club culture, and Vietnam. In addition to Serious Eats, his work has appeared in Vice, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Forbes, Esquire, GQ, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure, Men’s Health, Playboy, Punch, Paper, Architectural Digest, Texas Monthly, and more.
He was named the 2018 Young Drinks Writer of the Year by The Spirits Business. In 2019, he made the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's Future 50 List, the wine, spirit, and sake industry’s up-and-coming young professionals who have made a significant contribution to the field.
Dan is also the founder of District One, a digital agency focused on hospitality and e-commerce, and the director for PR at Nguyen Coffee Supply, an award-winning Vietnamese coffee roaster.
He has also been a digital editor at Saveur and Time Out New York, as well as a bartender in New York City.
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