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"A bartender's bartender, and one of the city's great bon vivants."
Grub Street

“St. John Frizell... is a bartender of the sort often referred to as a mixologist and a restaurateur of skill and passion.”
New York Times





St. John Frizell is an award-winning writer, bartender, and owner of Fort Defiance, a critically-acclaimed cafe-bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He’s currently re-opening Gage & Tollner, the landmark chop house in Downtown Brooklyn. Frizell's writing on food, travel, and cocktails has appeared in many publications, including Bon Appétit, Saveur, ImbibePUNCH,, Fine Cooking, and Oxford American, and his work has been collected in the Best Food Writing series. He is currently the drinks correspondent for Men's Journal

In addition to editorial writing, St. John Frizell offers a range of services to clients in the spirits and hospitality industries, including brand education, menu and product development, press engagement, and more.