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Alex Kratena

Biography

Alex Kratena

Alex is a multi-award winning bartender and co-founder of the drinks industry non-profit organisation P(OUR). His upcoming work includes the bars project Tayēr + Elementary which he will launch with partner Monica Berg in London in early spring 2019.

Formerly Head Bartender of Artesian, London, Alex led the bar and its team to unrivalled international access with multiple awards, including being named ‘World’s Best Bar’ for four consecutive years at the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards from 2012 until their departure in 2015. Alex has also collected several personal awards including ‘Best International Bartender’ at Tales of the Cocktail’s 2012 Spirited Awards, and was named ‘Bar Personality of the Year 2013’ by Imbibe Magazine.

Alex has been featured in The Creators List 2016 as one of the 40 most influential individuals shaping the future of the global bar industry. In 2018 P(OUR) was awarded the prestigious Premio Nonino Risit d’Aur prize for its Amazon project, the awards are now in their 43rd year and were created to support and develop rural culture.

In 2018 Harpers Wine & Spirits listed Alex in The Hot 50; a list recognising key influencers, innovators and drivers of quality drinks offers in the on-trade.

 

Awards

  • Best International Cocktail Bar 2015, Spirited Awards, USA
  • World’s Best Bar 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World's Best Bar Team 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Hotel Bar 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • International Bartender of the Year 2012, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Hotel Bar 2012, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu 2011, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Bar 2015, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2014, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2013, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2012, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • Most Influential European Bar 2014, Cocktails & Spirits Awards, Paris, FR
  • Best European Bar 2013, Cocktails & Spirits Awards, Paris, FR
  • Bar Personality of the Year 2013, Imbibe Magazine, UK