The Crew

The longevity of our crew is a testament to their dedication to our concept, & the pride they take in being part of the great tradition of exotic cocktail bars.

 

(Select a crew name above to read their bio, or read them all HERE!)

Martin Cate

Martin Cate

Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove. He is also the author of “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” (Ten Speed Press, June 2016) with his wife Rebecca Cate.  Martin is a passionate rum collector and conducts educational seminars and officiates rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. In 2015, along with partners Alex Smith & John Park, Martin opened Whitechapel  in San Francisco to bring the same passion for history and craft to the world of gin.  He is also the co-owner of Hale Pele  in Portland, False Idol in San Diego, and a partner in Lost Lake  in Chicago.