' Barmano.pt - bares, pessoas e bebidas.

About us

Barmano, One world, One bar.

Barmano was originally a fun project to create an interactive cocktail site with really cool features, that has avalanched into something much larger and more holistic. Our goal is to be a comprehensive resource for "all things bar" and promote the good people and happenings of the beverage and bar industry. At the core of the project is our love for a great drink in hand, good conversation and exploring new places. It's an important part of many cultures and traditions around the world. We hope you feel the same way, whether you're a professional in the industry or someone who just wants to enjoy a drink with friends after work. Our bar guide is rapidly expanding with over 53,000 bars in 59 countries! So pleanty of opportunity to discover new places, and share your favorite home away from home, anywhere in the world.

Why so many bars, why not just have "the best"? Well, we feel everyone has different tastes and we leave it to the community to rate and review their favorite (or least favorite) places. Be sure and make a list of your favorite drinks and bar (by clicking on "add to favorites").

You can follow all the latest happenings at Barmano's blog or on Twitter and Facebook.

So get started, find your favorite drinks, local hangout, friends, and start sharing. Can't find a bar? Add it! Missing your friends? Invite them! Got an idea for something that would be totally cool, or incredibly helpful? Let us know!

The Team

David Slade

David, the project founder, is a native of the Seattle area, and now calls San Francisco home. He has worked at Microsoft, Amazon, VNU Business Media Europe, and currently CBS Interactive, doing everything from program management to leading engineering and product management teams. He's live abroad for a short stint in Dublin and Belfast, and recently for 9 years in Paris. During the off hours, he trained his wine tasting skills with a few oenological researchers in Paris, where he became an evangelist for wines from Bourgogne (Burgundy for you english types), St. Emillion and the Rhone Valley. Despite many "German vs English" beer arguments around him, he still likes cocktails and wine more, and keeps drinking shots of Fernet Branca hoping to put more hair on his chest. His favorite cocktails of the month are a Sidecar and a Brandy Flip. David is a member of the United States Bartenders' Guild.

Steffen Mueller

Steffen is Barmano's object oriented coding machine, and keeper of bar data cleanliness and integrity. He started his professional career at Amazon.de as a Web Developer and worked his way up to Development Team Manager. After several years he left Amazon, and then worked with David at VNU to help develop a European-wide software downloads platform and blogging systems. He later refocused on software development (including Sun Certified Programmer in Java). He's lived the last 8 year in Munich and is a passionate Snowboarder since moving so close to the Alps. His favorite Cocktail is the White Russian ever since he watched The Big Lebowski.

Duggan McDonnell

A renaissance individual, Duggan McDonnell wholly believes in the Beverage Lifestyle, approaching his work with equal parts whimsy and intellect. Duggan operates Cantina, a cocktail lounge dedicated to Latin spirits, as well as AvantBar, LLC – a consultancy group, both of San Francisco, CA. A Co-Founder of San Francisco Cocktail Week, he also serves as a Judge for the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. So if you haven't been to Cantina, be sure to check it out. Duggan is a member of the United States Bartenders' Guild.

Adam Hurley

Adam is Barmano's Australian designer and web developer. Like so many other antipodeans, he has made the trek half way across the globe to the UK and now can't be bothered going back.

Starting off in web and graphic design in Melbourne, he's since become more of a front-end developer during his time at VNU in London with David and Steffen. There he was a part of the launch of several European based sites. Now he is a web mercenary for hire, currently on contract to Bauer Publishing. Here is his neato folio.

He likes beer, especially German beer. He's also partial to an Irish Coffee or three.

Friends of Barmano: Other Contributors and Advisors

Daniel Yaffe

Based out of San Francisco, Daniel is the CEO of Drink Me, a lifestyle magazine that covers the worlds of art and culture behind and inside of bars and alcohols around the world. They reach far beyond other drink related magazine to bring substance back to booze. Drink Me is free and will be distributed to bars and liquor stores. Get yours soon! Check them out and get on the email list www.drinkmemag.com or email info@drinkmemag.com. Daniel's favorite cocktail is a Caipirinha or a Laughing Buddha from Cantina in San Francisco.

Vashti Humphrey

Of British origin, but can't get enough of Spanish life, Vashti is our tireless advisor to Spanish linguistic issues.

Jacob Share

Jacob Share is the founder and SVP of Share Select Media, a company focused on empowering quality bloggers and blogs such as Group Writing Projects, and JobMob, a blog helping people find jobs in Israel and around the world. Jacob has been a constant sounding board for ideas since nearly day 1, and ongoing tester and avid feedback giver. He's been our top content and community development adviser. Jacob is Canadian, so he'll drink just about anything. Hair of the dog? been there, shaved it.

Patricia Spanier

Patricia Spanier is a Sr Strategic Relationship Manager at Google, both in Europe and the US. Previously she worked at Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.com in various Business Development roles. Patricia worked at MSN in France with strategic retailers on their shopping platform, and finally with Bertelsmann (Arvato Services) managing accounts related to direct sales activities including customer support, direct marketing, logistics and outsourced IT. Patricia is Barmano's marketing and "make money now" adviser champion. Patricia likes wine and the occasional cocktail, especially Cosmopolitans and Caipirinhas.

Sven Jacquet

More about me, coming soon!

Barmano is a web property of Neutrino Solutions, Inc.

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