Jeff Naples

The Beard Behind the Bar

Bar & Restaurant Consultant | Master Mixologist

 
 

About Jeff

Jeff Naples is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa – home to blue skies, a burgeoning metropolitan, and a growing population of community-focused individuals. With respect for the paragons of the hospitality industry and an intuitive eye towards far-out trends, Jeff creates exciting cocktails, ebullient atmospheres, and original experiences in unlikely places. His passion for mixology and gastronomy shows in cocktail menus that tell a story and take customers out of their comfort zone to try unique and inviting pairings of artisanal spirits.

After traveling widely and helping open establishments from Iowa’s prairies to California’s coasts, Jeff returned home to Des Moines to get back to the land and find new ways of growing farm fresh produce and incorporating it into an industry that is being overhauled by localism.

Certifications

BarSmarts Advanced from Pernod Ricard

Associate Member of the United States Bartenders’ Guild

Upcoming Events & Classes

Aug. 3: “The Creative Cocktail” with AIGA at Domestica
Sept. 2: Drink Demos at the Tomato Festival at Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Center
Sept. 25-26: Panelist and moderator at The Chef’s Garden 5th Annual Conference, Roots: Innovate 2017


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Services

Creative Design

The visual design of your property is the foundation for drawing in customers from an initial concept to branding to color choices to decor.

Brand Conceptualization & Strategy
Space Planning for Maximum Customer Engagement
Property Color Palettes, Decor, & Elements

Bespoke Events

An event can be the perfect opportunity to bring attention to important causes; celebrate an occasion; or build rapport with clients, partners, and stakeholders.

Event Design, Planning, Budgeting & Execution
Special Event Bartending

Menus & Libations

A custom spirits menu creates a cohesive partnership between your brand, your audience, and other property offerings. It is the heart of your establishment's story.

Custom Menu Development
Farm-to-Bar Pairings

 


Blog

Getting Outside with the Active Endeavors DSM Family

  May 13th, 2017 0

It’s been a pleasure participating in back-to-back weekend events with the excellent Active Endeavors crew! Last weekend it was “Back Country Mixers” at Jester Park for the Field Test Gear event. The focus was on sourcing local produce that’s light to pack
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Featured in Vine Pair

  February 21st, 2017 0

“Say Yes to the Cocktail: How to Pick Your Signature Wedding Drink” By Jeff Licciardello // Published on February 15, 2017 Excerpt: You might be asking yourself, between the flowers, cake, table runners, centerpieces, entertainment, catering, dresses and suits, who
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Holiday Party at Bruce Owen Jewelry Design

  November 19th, 2016 0

Last night was a memorable kick-off to the holiday season at Santa’s favorite shop, Bruce Owen Jewelry Design. It was a night of much merriment with the East Village Promenade and the first birthday of Bruce Owen Jewelry Design in its
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