Abigail Gullo is the assistant general manager and bar manager at Ben Paris at The State Hotel. Though she is new to Seattle, she is no stranger to accolades for her mixology work as Eater New Orleans’ “Bartender of the Year” in 2014, Heaven Hill Distillery’s “Bartender of the Year” in 2016 and her induction into Tales of the Cocktail’s “2018 Dame Hall of Fame.” Learn about Abigail Gullo…
Hometown: New York City
First job: Video store clerk.
Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: At a state park with my two little dogs, Ronnie and The Bandit #ronnieandthebandit.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Buying my first home. It’s my first step to starting my own family.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: The patriarchy (work in progress).
Someone who inspires you and why: My nephew because he is so kind and sweet and funny.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Learn the classics, know the basics so they are second nature in your body. Then listen…listen to everyone, absorb the world.
Favorite quote: “Here’s to a life filled with love, alcohol and clothes on the floor.”
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I was a skinny kid.
What makes someone fabulous: Confidence, kindness and joy.