Shane McGowan

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As a NYC cocktail veteran, Shane has been involved in a number of bar and restaurant positions over the years – ranging from consulting on beverage programs abroad and coordinating large-scale events, to managing restaurants, clubs & cocktail bars. With a strong focus on the fundamentals and history behind building balanced cocktails, Shane has created beverage programs that have proven successful from Arizona all the way to the West Indies. His most recent venture in New Haven, CT has provided him with a new challenge as he joins the cocktail scene as co-owner of his first brick + mortar business – Tavern on State.