BEHIND THE BAR AT PINSTRIPES

Our bar team is dedicated to their craft and works hard every day to mix up the perfect cocktails and create a warm and welcoming environment for our guests. We recently sat down with bartenders from various locations to learn about their favorite things at the bar at Pinstripes. Read along and pick up a few pro-tips along the way!

Marco Gomez

Oak Brook Location
7 Years with Pinstripes

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: The employees and building a family with your co-workers. Plus, always having fun on the job!
Q: What is your favorite handcrafted cocktail?
A: The Blueberry Mash, because it is a sweet drink and I actually created the recipe. I like getting people to try it out because I know they will enjoy it when they do.
Q: What is your go-to drink at Happy Hour?
A: Our draft beers because they are a great value and we are always rotating local craft beers so there is always something new to try out.
Q: What is your favorite Daily Duo?
A: I really like Fridays because you can get a flatbread or any other meal and pair it with any bottle of wine for 50% off.
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat while having a drink at the bar?
A: Wings and beer go hand in hand. I specifically like a light draft with my wings.


Stephanie Loya

Oak Brook Location
7 Years with Pinstripes

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Connecting with new people everyday and being surrounded by a team that supports me daily and brings out the best in me.
Q: What is your favorite handcrafted cocktail?
A: Our Limoncello Martini, I like it because it is a unique drink that can be shared with girlfriends or be had on a date night. It is a cocktail that is unique to Pinstripes.
Q: What is your go-to drink at Happy Hour?
A: The Old Fashioned.
Q: What is your favorite Daily Duo?
A: Thursday night for ladies night because we run a special on our handcrafted cocktails that we are known for.
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat while having a drink at the bar?
A: The Tenderloin Sliders because they pair well with everything, the meat is great quality and it is the perfect bite.


Keegan Snyder

River East Location
10 Years with Pinstripes

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Making drinks for guests who don’t know what they want, but once I am given some general direction, I love making a cocktail that the guest enjoys.
Q: What is your favorite handcrafted cocktail?
A: Our Whiskey Sour because we use orange marmalade that adds a nice sweetness and we also float it with Goose Island Matilda beer which gives a unique twist to the drink.
Q: What is your go-to drink at Happy Hour?
A: I am all about variety and love to mix it up between beer and cocktails, but if I had to pick one it would be the Manhattan because we add amaro.
Q: What is your favorite Daily Duo?
A: Whiskey Wednesdays because it is cool to see a restaurant that serves a premium whiskey at a value price without breaking the bank.
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat while having a drink at the bar?
A: The Hummus duo because the avocado hummus is some of the best hummus I have ever had and it makes for something great to snack on while enjoying a drink.


Nikki Dioso

Northbrook Location
12 Years with Pinstripes

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: I love Pinstripes’ variety and the opportunity to interact with different people, whether it be a private event or on the floor. It is different every day and it doesn’t get boring.
Q: What is your favorite handcrafted cocktail?
A: Our Margarita Italiano because it is a legacy drink at Pinstripes; the colors represent the Italian side of Pinstripes with the Italian flag and the fact that it includes limoncello differentiates it from a traditional margarita.
Q: What is your go-to drink at Happy Hour?
A: I’m a big whiskey drinker, so anything with whiskey!
Q: What is your favorite Daily Duo?
A: Whiskey Wednesdays with our wings. All of the wing flavors are delicious and our craft whiskey list features some high end whiskeys at some great prices.
Q: What is your favorite thing to eat while having a drink at the bar?
A: Flatbreads because we have a great variety for everyone which makes it perfect to pair with any drink of choice.