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Scott Tipton

Director of Restaurants, Bars & Events

Kansas City native and Director of Restaurants, Bars & Events, Scott Tipton​ will collaborate on opening menus, develop cocktail programs, and curate events for ​Hotel Kansas City,​ The Town Company​, and​ El Gold.​ Tipton​ rediscovered the well-kept secret that is Kansas City after he left his hometown for a decade to explore the coast of California. With a fresh perspective and a new chapter unfolding, Tipton’s​involvement will help tell the city’s story of evolution. Through his diverse experiences in hospitality, entertainment, culinary, and legal industries, his jack-of-all-trades character will create dynamic and vibrant programming. Under ​Tipton’s​ direction, the various cocktail menus, between​ El Gold, The Town Company​, and Hotel Kansas City’s Lobby Bar​, will each have distinct personalities. An overarching inspiration for Tipton ​is a reverence for nature, such as the hearth, fresh herbs, and environmentally friendly products.

Throughout ​Tipton’s​ career, the programs he has managed have received countless accolades, including “Top 100 New Bars in America” – Food & Wine Magazine; “Best Craft Cocktail” – 435 South Magazine; “21 Hottest Cocktail Bars” – Eater.com; and “Best Bars in America” – Esquire Magazine. Tipton​ is also the Managing Partner for Paris of the Plaines Cocktail Festival and has led the apprenticeprogramforTalesoftheCocktail. Some of Tipton’s ​personal achievements include being named “Top 10 Mixologists to Watch” by Beverage Media Group, in addition to driving successful results at local and regional cocktail competitions.

A secret no more, Tipton ​is ready to share Kansas City’s magic with the rest of the world through the thoughtful and electric ​El Gold, The Town Company ​, and​ Hotel Kansas City’s Lobby Bar experiences.