My Story

Don Marsh

I began my career in the restaurant and bar industry back in April of 1990.  Since that time, I have been involved in every aspect in this industry from serving, bartending, front of house manager, back of house manager, sales manager, bar manager, general manager, and now owner.  I have opened and consulted many bars, restaurants, and hotels. I have written food menus along with several bar menus and training manuals.

In 2003 I introduced the cocktail movement to San Antonio as the Beverage coordinator for The Watermark Hotel/ La Mansion and the Head Bartender for Pesca.  I have opened and consulted many bars and restaurants since then with Bohanan’s and Green Lanterns being my most well-known. 1919 being is first endeavor as an owner/operator.

1919 has the most spirits in the state and has had many write ups with the most recent from USA Today listing us as among the top 10 whisk(e)y bars in the U.S. and with The New York Times being one of the top cocktail bars.  1919 only uses fresh ingredients and house made syrups, bitters, infusions, and tinctures. All of our libations are handcrafted by high skill level mixologists/bartenders who never stop studying, experimenting, and showing a passion for this industry second to none.  

With our number one job priority being attention to detail we will give the guests something they have never seen before.

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