Bratislav started his career in Belgrade, Serbia, where he earned a degree in Hospitality Management and began to feel the pulse of the European bar scene. However, he knew there was much more out there for him. So, when he boarded the famous Queen Elizabeth II, he was able to refine his knowledge of the hospitality industry while traveling the world.
Bratislav has been a Principal Bartender at Employees Only in the West Village of New York City for fifteen years, where many of his creations have made their way onto the cocktail list. The award winning team at Employees Only garnered the 2011 TOTC Spirited Awards: “World’s Best Cocktail Bar” & “World’s Best Drink Selection.” In 2015, the Employees Only bar team were tapped with the “Best American Bar Team” and the “Best High Volume Cocktail Bar.”
A featured article followed Bratislav’s contribution to the New York City Food and Wine Festival, and his innovative cocktails have attracted attention in the Nation’s Restaurant News. In the last fifteen years, Bratislav has also participated in many cocktail competitions.
His bespoke hospitality management and concept development has prospered in a collection of restaurants, bars, event spaces, private clubs and co-working venues throughout North America, South America and India.
Bratislav is co-owner & founder of The Strangers Club in Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama.
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