Jason Kosmas

Co-Founder

Employees Only


Co-Founder - The 86 Co.; Employee's Only and Macao Trading Co., New York

Co-Author - Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined

Jason Kosmas is a professional and world-renowned bartender, bar proprietor and author. In 2004, Jason partnered with Dushan Zaric, Igor Hadzismajlovic, Henry LaFargue and Billy Gilroy to open Employees Only. In 2008, Jason and his partners opened Macao Trading Co. in TriBeCa. Jason has since moved to Dallas to work in such places as NeighborHood Services, Bolsa and Marquee Grill & Bar, and has recently co-founded The 86 Company, which offers a portfolio of premium pour spirits, including Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Cana Brava Rum, Ford’s Gin and Tequila Cabeza.. Along with fellow San Antonio Cocktail Conference presenter, Dushan Zaric, Jason is also the co-author of You Didn’t Hear It From Us: Two Bartenders Serve Women the Truth about Men, Making an Impression and Getting What You Want and Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined.