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juyoung kang

The dorsey at the venetian las vegas

Juyoung Kang has become an industry icon by working her way up in the ever-expanding world of mixology, while also establishing herself as one of the top tastemakers in the country. Kang began her career in her hometown of Philadelphia, shortly before making her way to Los Angeles, where she worked at prestigious luxury resorts including The Peninsula Beverly Hills and Thompson Beverly Hills Hotel.

Kang moved to Las Vegas in 2010, tending bar at various nightlife hotspots before accepting the position of lead mixologist in 2015 at Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse at The Venetian.

In late 2016, Kang opened The Dorsey, The Venetian's "must-visit" spot for innovative craft cocktails, where she now serves as the lead bartender and mixologist. In addition, Kang leads 'The Dorsey Sessions,' a special program of ongoing "micro-residencies" that spotlights visiting bartenders, artists and musicians.

Kang innovative mixology techniques has garnered considerable acclaim. In 2017, Wine Enthusiast named Kang on its list of "40 Under 40 Tastemakers," and was nominated by Eater Las Vegas as "Bartender of the Year." In 2015, she was the Nevada Restaurant Association's "Bartender of the Year" and, in 2014, won recognition as GQ and Bombay Sapphire's "Most Imaginative Bartender." Other professional accolades include recognition at The United States Bartenders Guild 2015 and 2016 Shake It Up, Liquor.com and Woodford Reserve's 2014 Manhattan Experience, and Bacardi Legacy 2014.



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