Welcome to A Bar Above!

You’ve found the ultimate resource for bartenders, bar managers, cocktail designers, enthusiasts and everyone in between. We are dedicated to making a great bar education available to every bartender – regardless of experience, location or whether or not you have a twirly mustache.

We’re a Website, Podcast and YouTube Channel dedicated to the craft of great cocktails and running a great bar program.

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Our Story

Thirteen years ago, a young bartender in Northern California was struggling to learn the skills and techniques of craft bartending. He taught himself, using hundred-year-old books and years of trial and error. In 2012, he and his wife created a website that would teach these skills – so other bartenders could perfect their craft without years of practice behind the bar. That website is A Bar Above.com We are a bartending and craft cocktail site dedicated to helping bartenders and enthusiast learn the art of craft bartending. We believe every bartender deserves a great bar education and seek to be the ultimate resource for our industry and for readers like you!

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Chris Tunstall:

Co-Founder, Bartender & Educator

I am a bar professional with ten years’ hospitality experience – working behind bars and managing them. I’ve had the privilege of designing cocktails for some of the finest spirit brands. I’ve dedicated my career to learning the advanced mixology and cocktail techniques that differentiate the best bartenders. Here at A Bar Above, I create videos about Bar “how to’s”, tips, tricks and techniques, create cocktails and co-host the Mixology Talk Podcast alongside my wife and co-founder, Julia.
Chris is a contributor to Liquor.com’s Drinkwire and has been featured in several publications:


Julia TunstallJulia Tunstall:

Co-Founder, Editor & Director of Digital Media

I’m a business operations expert with ten years’ experience in management consulting and small business strategy.
I’m in charge of managing A Bar Above – both technically and with day-to-day operations. I produce our weekly podcast, work with talented writers to produce great articles, and partner with great brands and bar personalities to make sure we’re always creating and featuring the best bar education information around.  

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