Bartender Jeff Bell at Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jeff Bell decided to relocate to New York City in 2009 to pursue his career in hospitality. In 2010, he started working at famed New York City bar PDT in the East Village and began managing operations in 2014. Throughout his tenure at PDT Bell has earned numerous awards and accolades, most recently being named the American Bartender of the Year by Tales of the Cocktail.
His famed bar PDT – New York is among the top 100 bars in the world, as well as one of the top speakeasy bars in the city. During his visit to Tokyo, he will demonstrate some of his signature cocktails from PDT (Lion’s Den & Benton’s Old Fashioned) while also creating new cocktails exclusively for the Rooftop Bar focusing on the philosophy of seasonal fruit and tea (Stepping Stone, Yuzu Shandy & Tokio).