Out of the Woods

It’s a classic cliché: Small-town Midwestern boy falls for New York City. But keep ’em coming if they can sling drinks like Brian Bartels, a Wisconsin native who’s now co-owner of Fedora, a classic cocktail bar in New York City’s West Village. A fan of vintage cocktails, especially those using brown spirits, Bartels takes a modern approach to classic drinks.

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