Borrowed Barkeep

Introducing our Borrowed Barkeep Series! 

Each month, a renowned bartender will join us at The Charter Oak to sling classic cocktails and share some of their favorite beverages. 

No reservations are required, but seats will be limited so arrive early to guarantee a good view! Pricing is variable per drink.

From 6:00pm until 10:00pm.


March 17, 2020 - Dominic Venegas of Pernod Ricard

This CA based Whisk(e)y Specialist is working on several brands in Scotland as well as the Midleton Distillery in Ireland. Dominic has received accolades including San Francisco Chronicle “Bar Star,” winning Official Cocktail at Tales of the Cocktail, and has been featured in publications ranging from the NY Times to USA Today. Venegas’ industry expertise doesn’t stop at the cocktail shaker – he has also passed Level 1 for the Court of Master Sommeliers.

April 7, 2020 - Jeanie Grant of the upcoming The Kon-Tiki Room and Palmetto 

Jeanie Grant specializes in exotic cocktails and hospitality. Her origins start in a tiki-themed karaoke bar in Seattle, WA and translate well into her current position crafting cocktails at Palmetto and The Kon-Tiki Room in Oakland, CA. Jeanie can often be found on the road seeking knowledge about spirit production and bringing hospitality to friends and strangers alike. She feels most at home while shaking drinks and rarely travels without her bar tools.


Previous Borrowed Bartenders

January 14, 2020 - Anthony Laborin of Farmhouse at Rogers Gardens

February 25, 2020- Nick Stolte of True Laurel and Brooke Cannons of The Snug