A D.C. native and classically trained musician, Drew has been in the DMV's service industry since his formative years. Balancing time between the city's punk scene and bartending, he fell in love with fine dining.

Focusing on craft cocktails and wine, he has created bar programs at Sidebar and Bar Charley, learning tricks from industry vets along the way. Constantly wanting to grow along with D.C's burgeoning restaurant scene, he's joined the team at Bar Pilar.

matt brown


Matt Brown lives by Dalton’s three simple rules in Road House – most importantly, rule #3: “be nice.” Never having wanted to work in an office, he’s bartended at an independent movie theater and a sushi spot, waited tables, and built sandwiches at Subway.

Most notably, he basically ran the joint at the Black Cat for the better part of 15 years before joining our team at Bar Pilar in late 2014. And as rule #1 states, as soon as you think you know what to expect from him, just keep in mind “Baby Elephant Walk” is the jazzy little tune that’s playing in Matt’s head when he smirks at you.

Jesse Miller


Jesse fell in love with cooking on his way to becoming a painter. It might have had something to do with the late nights, hard work, good food, friends…and the women. Friends & former co-workers from the Elkridge Furnace Inn in Maryland brought him into the kitchen at Saint-Ex more than seven years ago. Since then, he’s continued to hone his craft and focus his artistic creativity onto the menu at Bar Pilar.