2013 is Ryan Maybee’s year.
The co-owner of Manifesto and The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange was named Imbibe’s bartender of the year, featured alongside his Gilded Summer cocktail in the New York Post, and now The Huffington Post has included Maybee on a list of “10 All-Star Bartenders You Should Know.”
“Kansas City is world-famous for its delicious barbecue,” the post reads, “but Ryan Maybee is helping to put the Midwestern city on the mixological map as well.”
Maybee is a co-founder of the annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival, a weeklong celebration of spirits with parties, seminars and competitions. The second Popfest took place last month.
For more on top Kansas City bartenders and bars, check out Ink’s fall bar guide, on stands now.
Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining and bar guides for Ink. Her favorite Manifesto cocktail is called Cortez the Killer. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @sarah_gish.