Mix Master Cocktail Man
Remember the movie “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise when he was slinging drinks behind the bar? Well, that movie definitely made an impression on Lyles. So much so that he enrolled in bartending school and the rest is history. His first bartending job was at the Red Lobster in Hartford where he learned the ins and outs of the restaurant business and later moved on to faster paced environments such as Empire and Blue nightclub. Lyles returned to Fairfield County where he accepted a position at The Ginger Man in South Norwalk and eventually transitioned to the Cask Republic family. He attributes his passion to his fellow colleagues, Kevin Spaulding and Casey Doehme, for showing him the ropes and cultivating his love for the art of cocktail making. Lyles is credited for creating the new cocktail menu in South Norwalk and considers “99 Problems” as his favorite cocktail at the moment.
A copule of things you didn’t know about Lyles:
- Spending some family time with his girlfriend and newborn daughter
- He loves video games. Challenge him to a game of “Final Fantasy” and see what happens