Crystal Sykes

Location: San Francisco

Crystal Sykes is a freelance writer specializing in cocktails and culture. She previously served as an assistant editor at


In addition to her work for, Sykes' writing has appeared in The Bold Italic, Design*Sponge, San Francisco Appeal, San Francisco Bay Guardian and SFist.  


Sykes earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

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