As the former owner and operator of Metro Bar Services, a freelance bartending service, Ryan Kelley designed cocktail menus and slung drinks at mid-sized private events to large street festivals. Tequila was sometimes a hard sell, and Ryan educated himself on agave spirits to take on the challenges of mixing and serving this complex spirit without seeing a patron’s face cringe.

Writing as the National Tequila Examiner (and San Diego Tequila Examiner) for, Ryan shares his love of all things tequila by posting tasting notes, cocktail recipes, interviews, and reviews of tequila bars and restaurants – anything tequila is fair game. recently named the Tequila Examiner site as one of the Top Ten Best Tequila websites, and said that “reading [Ryan’s] stories is like having access to your own tequila bartender and news service, all in one.”

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