Michael Bowers, Head Bartender

Michael Bowers talked his way into a job as a bartender at the Modern in July 2007. Having never worked in a bar or restaurant, he was hired on his credentials as a cocktail geek. Since then, he has learned how to make a decent drink. With the invaluable help of the entire Modern staff, Michael has put together a cocktail program of well-balanced drinks, both classic and modern. Some of those drinks have been noted in national magazines and newspapers, including Sunset Magazine and the New York Times. Before becoming a bartender, Michael earned a degree in Music Theory and Composition from the College of Idaho, focusing on atonal music of the early 20th century. Arnold Schoenberg’s name is tattooed on his right forearm, but sometimes he tells people that it says Arnold Schwarzeneger.