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Alex Straus

Tastemaker

Alex Straus is a seasoned hospitality professional who began his career bartending at Dominican Nightclubs in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. An introduction from a friend in 2004 landed him behind the bar working for Sasha Petrarske in NYC at East Side Co. He then moved to Las Vegas to open Tao beach in 2007. From there he continued west to Los Angeles and worked at a number of venues including Beso, Suite 700 at the Shangri-La hotel, EP/LP and Hemingway’s. He currently resides in Los Angeles organizing events for his new company, Cornerstone and can occasionally be found behind the bars at Melrose Umbrella Co and Harvard and Stone.

Los Angeles, CA