Matt Allred, Cheif Cocktail Officer
Quench Bar Manager Matt Allred might look like a mere lad; he still gets carded for R-rated movies, 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 has learned about the art of the cocktail from some of the best in the business, and 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 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. You name it, Matt (and his team) can make it. Well.
Michael Holstein, Owner
Michael Holstein, a Potomac native (Wootton High School), is an entertainment lawyer, who also works in the music and TV industries. He is currently too tired and not creative enough to write a coherent bio. In the meantime, here are some things he enjoys: the Miami Hurricanes, My Morning Jacket, poker, dogs, the New Orleans Saints, live music, Las Vegas and any tropical beach he can get to. When younger and more fit, he also enjoyed surfing and soccer. He continually aspires to sleep more, to eliminate Yelp from the web and to raise his Words With Friends game to Olympic levels. So far zero for three with these goals, he will nevertheless battle on, and for now coast on the thrill of helping make Quench the Best New Restaurant in Maryland (as named by the MD Restaurant Association) and the kind of place sorely needed in his hometown.