Name: Matt Thompson
Title: Beverage Director at Riot Hospitality Group
Find me mixing drinks at… one of our amazing concepts including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, El Hefe, Riot House, Hand Cut or Farm & Craft
My favorite drink to make is an… Old Fashioned.
I’d most like to mix a drink for… Robert Plant.
If I could have one superpower while working, it’d be… the ability to read minds (to know how much someone truly enjoyed my handcrafted cocktails).
If I were a flavor, I’d be… savory.
My biggest bartending fail… breaking a bottle in a well.
My top drink and food recommendation to guests is… The filet sandwich at Hand Cut Chophouse and a Scottsdale Sunset (Gin-based version of a New York sour) cocktail.
When I’m not working, I enjoy sipping on… Michter’s Bourbon or Rye.
My favorite place in town for drinks is… Hand Cut Chophouse.