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Martin Cate

Smuggler's Cove
Owner
San Francisco
Martin Cate is a rum and exotic cocktail expert and the owner and creator of Smuggler’s Cove San Francisco. Smuggler’s Cove features the largest rum selection in the United States and features cocktails from over three centuries of rum history. The Sunday Times of London has named Smuggler’s Cove one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth. In a global industry survey for Drinks International Magazine, Smuggler’s Cove has been named one of the Top 50 Bars in the World for five consecutive years. Smuggler’s Cove was just named one of the Top Ten Food & Beverage concepts of the last 25 years by Cheers Magazine, and one of the 13 Most Influential Bars of the 21st Century by Liquor.com. Smuggler’s Cove was named one of America’s Best Bars by Esquire Magazine in 2013 and by Playboy Magazine in 2012. 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. Martin’s book “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” co-authored with his wife Rebecca Cate will be published by Ten Speed Press June 7th, 2016. More information about Smuggler’s Cove can be found at www.smugglerscovesf.com and Whitechapel at www.whitechapelsf.com