Jose is one of our more extoic and flavorful bartenders. He was born in Portugal and raised here in the United States. Jose attended The University of Maryland, College Park to complete his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice. He then went on to earn his Master’s of Education in School Counseling from American Military University. Although he likes to keep his head in the books, Jose loves mixing up a good drink. He got his start bartending at Gordon Biersch Brewery located in Chinatown in 2005. Since then he’s expanded his knowledge of classic drinks and has a passion for creating crafted cocktails. Jose now works at Number 9 in D.C.’s popular Logan Circle neighborhood. When he decided to become a bartender he wanted to show that a good bartender is one that can find a way to connect with his guest, to make them feel comfortable and taken care of, and wanting to come back for more.