Best Bartender Orange County 2013 - Joe Valdovinos
Behind the bar at Playground in downtown Santa Ana, you'll find Joe Valdovinos working like a whirling dervish. From behind that sleek space come some of the finest cocktails in the county, each one absolutely perfect, every time. If you don't see something you like listed on the blackboard behind him, just give him an idea. Brown, bitter and stirred? Something refreshing with tequila? It doesn't matter; Valdovinos has more tricks up his sleeve than you have ways to be picky. The best thing is how easy he makes it look, and nobody waits too long for a drink.