Julie Reiner has been elevating the cocktail scene in NYC for the last decade, most notably with the opening of the Flatiron Lounge (2003), the Pegu Club (2005) and her latest venture, Brooklyn's Clover Club. As co-owner and beverage director of the Flatiron Lounge, Reiner drew much of her inspiration from her native Hawaii by utilizing the freshest fruits and premier quality spices & spirits available in her original cocktails. Julie's beverage program at the Clover Club is highly focused on classics, and furthers her signature style of superior quality and green market ingredients. Flatiron, Pegu and Clover opened to rave reviews and have enjoyed a top ranking among the best bars in the world.
Julie began her career in the cocktail Lounges of San Francisco and made her way to NYC in 1997 where she sparked the interest of King Cocktail himself, Dale DeGroff. Julie began installing beverage programs in some hot spots around Manhattan and by May of 2003, she had fulfilled a dream of opening her own gourmet cocktail lounge.
Julie's recipes have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Food & Wine, Imbibe, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet Magazine, Food Arts, Bon Appetit, GQ, Fortune, Wine Enthusiast, Crains, Time Out NY and Time Out London, The London Times & Wine & Spirits. Julie has also been featured on The Food Network's Iron Chef, Martha Stewart Radio, CNBC, and the Fine Living network.