Lauren Paylor O’Brien


Years of Participation


About Lauren “LP” Paylor O’Brien
Mixologist, writer, and nationally ranked bartender

Official Bartender for The Emmy Awards
Williams Sonoma Chef Collective 2023
Spirits Judge: TAG Global Spirit Awards and ASCOT Awards
Committee member, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF)

LP has worked many roles in the food and beverage industry with her most recent role being the R&D Production Chef at Silver Lyan at the Riggs DC Hotel. Today, she spends her time creating diverse, inclusive, and safe spaces through her work with Focus on Health. LP was listed on Wine Enthusiast 2021, Global Bar 100 Industry People To Know 2021 and was inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame 2021.

Drinks International Bar World 100 - 2022
Tales of the Cocktail Dame Hall of Fame - 2021
Drinks International Bar World 100 - 2021
Wine Enthusiast 40 under 40 - 2021
Cognac Connection Winner - 2020
Hardy Cognac Competition Winner - 2019
DMV Black Restaurant Week Winner - 2019
World Class Top 4 Finalist US - 2019