Clay Livingston’s creative cocktails come to life at Chicago’s Offshore Rooftop, where he works as General Manager and Beverage Director since 2019. A culinary background paired with 22 years of industry experience ensures Livingston’s are some of the most inventive cocktails in the city.
An Atlanta native, Livingston ventured to Louisville, KY where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Louisville. He honed his hospitality career in Louisville as managing partner at Red Herring in Louisville, Ky, Beverage director at 8UP in Louisville, Ky, and Lead bartender and Mixologist at Southern Art in Atlanta, Ga. With a resume rich with experience and extensive education in the restaurant and hospitality industries, Livingston has received numerous barcraft honors. He completed Tony Abou-Ganim and Dale DeGroff’s Finnishing School, receiving the title of “Master of Vodka,” and participated in a bourbon cocktails master class with Johan Svensson of the Cobden Club of London. A well-decorated mixologist, Livingston was named the 2012 “Most Imaginative Bartender in Atlanta” by GQ magazine, Bombay Sapphire and the United States Bartender’s Guild after having previously been given that title in Louisville in 2009.
Livingston currently lives in Chicago in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, where he can be found watching Notre Dame football, cooking and entertaining for friends when not behind the bar.
- Project Beverage 2022: The Art of Pairings
- Tuesday, May 24 • 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM