You can support Joe Neis through his Venmo account at:

Venmo:  joe-neis

The Orlando Life is teaming up with The Orlando Whiskey Society to gather support for local bartenders during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The following is an opportunity for our community to come together and support the bartenders who are currently out of work due to the situation. You can follow along online with the hashtag #servingbartenders as well.

Meet Joe Neis

Where do I tend bar?

I work as the beverage manager, sommelier and mixologist at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill in Disney Springs.


I love to develop the skill sets of the bartenders around me. I was put on this earth to train and develop bartenders and hospitality professionals. .


The only thing I can say I “hate” is when people do not appreciate our craft. We put a lot into what we do and the public should appreciate that. I will say, it is not often I come across that.
Also, a good bartender knows “not too sweet” maybe leave that out of your drink order Karen. .

Favorite part of the job:

My favorite part of my job is, the moment I slide a guest’s cocktail across the bar (with a big smile). I get to give people a part of myself every day, over and over again. We are truly blessed as bartenders.

Quarantine Cocktail

The Negroni.

It’s simple in execution, complex in flavor, sweet, bitter and fantastic. .

Plymouth Gin 1 oz

Campari 1 oz

Carpano Antica sweet vermouth 1 oz

Stirred on ice

Strained over new ice

Posted by Michael Buffa from the Orlando Whiskey Society