AJ Snetler A.K.A #The_Tattooed_Bartender has been in the bartending/hospitality industry for almost a decade. Originally from Port Elizabeth South Africa, he started his career by working at Georgious Steakhouse, The Coachman on the Bay and SoHo Fusion Lounge. During this time he placed 3rd in the World Class National Finals.
His success brought him to Cape Town, South Africa where he worked at more renowned bars and internationally known names. His first project was to kickstart the bar at Dropkick Murphy’s with Johan Blaauw. After successfully managing and kickstarting Dropkick Murphy’s he bartended at The Orphanage Cocktail Emporium, where he also competed in a number of competitions such as World Class, Black Bottle and the Havana Club Grand Prix.
He went on to revive The Twankey Bar at The Taj Hotel where he won Belvedere Best Martini,Woodford Best Old Fashioned, Best Bartender, Best Signature Cocktail, Most Loved Bar at the SACW Awards, The Best Social Media Award and Best Hotel Bar at the B.A.R awards.
He is currently appointed as the National Brand Ambassador for Truman and Orange, working with brands such as Don Papa Rum, Fortaleza Tequila, Aviation Gin and Tito’s Vodka.