Ryan Wise

Years of Participation

Ryan Wise, bar manager, mixologist, and consummate "people person," prides himself on running a well-stocked bar and remembering people's names and favorite libations. Growing up an Air Force brat, he says, made him a good listener and gave him a certain panache as a storyteller, with his formal culinary training giving him his ability to magically blend the essences of the spirits to his will.

Ryan's experience in the food and beverage industry began with his education at Johnson & Wales University in Culinary Arts. Since then, he has been working in some capacity in the best (and most colorful) restaurants and bars in Charleston, winning such awards as Absolute's Best Bartender in Charleston Award in 2009 and having his "Sweet Lil' Nellie" cocktail featured at the 2019 Charleston Food and Wine Festival.

While he has professionally devoted himself the beverage side of fine dining, Ryan is no slouch in the kitchen and enjoys cooking for friends and family. When not behind the bar or in the kitchen, you will find Ryan with shotgun in hand on the sporting clays range.