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’sinvolvement 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.