Naren Young

Location: New York

Naren Young is a bartender and writer, best known as the former creative director of Dante, the acclaimed bar in New York's Greenwich Village.


Naren Young was the creative director at Dante from 2015 to 2020. During his tenure, the bar won numerous awards, including being named the best bar in the world on the 2019 World's 50 Best Bars list. He speaks at many of the world’s biggest bar shows, gives master classes to bar professionals and judges global cocktail competitions.

In addition to his work for, Young's writing has been featured in Condé Nast Traveler, Eater, Epicurious, Food Republic and Imbibe.

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