Grant Hawthorne is the founder and key operator for The Bartenders. Grant was born in Sydney, and in his early days relocated to the beautiful Sunshine Coast. He gained bartending knowledge from a variety of different bar environments, though his passion for cocktails and professional service was refined while being the Bar Manager of Sofitel Noosa, which included the opening of the Riviera Lounge, developing a range of signature cocktails and implementing exciting brand strategies. After establishing a professional reputation, Grant decided to pursue his passion for creating memorable experiences by establishing his own mix of great service, handcrafted drinks and personal touch. Thus, The Bartenders was created.
The Bartenders are a team of highly passionate hospitality staff focused on premium beverage service and creating unique experiences in your home, your wedding, corporate event or special occasions. We are recognised as the cocktail specialists of the Sunshine Coast. Every event is unique, so the beverages should be too. Grant and the team tailor every event to our guests’ needs. We have a list of signature cocktail which are assured to get your mouth watering, as well as the choice of classic cocktails or custom designed cocktails.
We have a range of custom designed pop-up bars which have been developed for smooth operations whilst being a unique feature. We have premium glassware for all occasions, and enough to fill the hands of hundreds at large scale events.
Grant and his team spread their cocktail love by offering interactive cocktail masterclasses to small intimate groups. This gives all guests the opportunity to mix and sample a few of their own cocktails whilst being directed by the professionals. Our masterclasses are a unique experience which will always be remembered, taking home a practical skillset that will make you the life of your next party.