Michael J. Neff
- Michael Neff has been writing and tending bar since 1995.
- He founded and was the beverage director at The Cottonmouth Club in Houston, Texas.
- Neff's writing and cocktail recipes have appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Penthouse. His podcast, The Cottonmouth Club Presents, is a series of bar professional masterclasses and in-depth info about spirits and cocktails.
Michael Neff began a parallel career in bartending and writing in Seattle, where he had his first bar job and was a playwright-in-residence at a local theater company in 1995.
He and his partners have opened multiple bars, including Ward III in Tribeca and The Rum House in Times Square. He founded and was beverage director at The Cottonmouth Club in Houston, Texas.
He's the host and producer of the podcast The Cottonmouth Club Presents, an examination of bar culture, including masterclasses from (and for) bar professionals and in-depth looks at cocktails and spirits.
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