Leader Bio – Matt Allred, our Head Bartender
Quench Bar Manager Matt Allred might look like a mere lad; he still gets carded for tying his own shoes without assistance, but he is quickly approaching 30. Some of the scotch he pours might be older than him, but he has been building bars and the drinks that go with them since he came here from his childhood home of Heidelberg Germany (a military brat) nearly 8 years ago.
Matt acknowledges that he initially got behind the bar for a quick buck, but after learning about the art of the cocktail from some of the best in the business, he soon realized that he was born with unnatural drink-creation and spirit-knowledge skills – a true cocktail prodigy! Matt’s honed his craft in such notable venues as The Bombay Club, Brasserie Beck and Bourbon Steak, and from the microbrew craze to the resurgence of the craft cocktail, Matt has seen it all – sometimes as a wallflower – and been planning his whole adult life for this opportunity. Matt will be a smiling, friendly and damn talented presence behind the bar, and he’s ready to expose Rockville to amazing seasonal cocktails, classic drinks and a flavor explosion.