This Sober Bartender Runs One of New York City's Best Cocktail Bars, Slowly Shirley

Slowly Shirley is a new cocktail bar operated by mixologist Jim Kearns tucked away underneath another bar/restaurant he runs in the West Village, The Happiest Hour. Aside from his delicious and ever-evolving cocktail menu, an interesting element to him is that his is a sober bartender, something not seen to often. Learn more about Kearns in this short video from Zagat.

When it comes to escaping issues associated with alcohol, a bar might be the last place one would look. But for Jim Kearns of NYC's Slowly Shirley and The Happiest Hour, his passion for making cocktails and a desire to become sober has made working behind the bar the best place to find balance.

via Zagat

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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