Have a seat. Take a sip.
Head Bartender in Charge is a subscription-based platform featuring educational modules and content including articles, signature and classic recipes and industry secrets from world-renowned bartenders. We also host virtual happy hours and national in-person events so we can learn and get our buzz on together.
Hi. I'm David Mor.
Founder, Head Bartender in Charge
Full of zest. A little sweet. Never basic.
Based out of Chicago, my story has a cliché ring to it. Boy goes to theatre school, realizes he needs a job, starts working the overnight shifts at an IHOP, and falls in love with hospitality. You know that classic story of an actor that falls in love with campustown 4am pancake orders. Anywho, while attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I began to serve and bartend in the evenings, and found an instant love for food, hospitality, and cocktails. I ordered an Aviation at a local hot spot and fell in love at first sip. I never looked back…and no, not because of a stiff neck. I graduated college, moved to Chicago, and let this newfound curiosity land me in Cindy’s Rooftop, where I eventually became their Beverage Manager.
After Cindy’s and some time at the award-winning Bad Hunter, I was fully prepared to solidify bartending as my career. By 2020, I had traveled the globe spreading the bartending gospel and butchering names, competed in a variety of cocktail competitions (and even won some), and have had the honor to see some of my work in publications like Forbes, Men’s Journal, Vox, and more. But, the world had other plans at this time: the pandemic hit, turning the hospitality industry upside down almost overnight. With everyone staying home for the foreseeable future, I decided to launch Mor Hospitality.
Hosting thousands of people in virtual happy hours, we focused on mixing in authenticity, community, and of course, humor, to deliver a memorable experience. And the feedback we received from clients was hot hot hot! There was a clear and immediate interest in learning about bartending and making cocktails, amplified with lots of laughs and piping hot tea (I’m always serving it).
After almost 2 years of regularly hosting these virtual happy hours, I was inspired to launch Head Bartender in Charge (HBIC). Being able to share why we shake versus stir, which questions annoy bartenders the most, and what it was like to make a Martini for a former President is a small peek into the genuine tabletalk of our classes. HBIC gives folks a chance to learn on their own time, at their own pace with a simple toolbox to improve their cocktail-making skills! I feel confident that you’ll learn a bunch just in your first login.
Although I live to serve a spicy marg, there is more to me than just bitters and bourbon. I am a proud member of the BeyHive and would proclaim my love for the Real Housewives (of any city) loudly and proudly in any setting. I also enjoy exercising and supporting my fellow thespians at the theatre. On the daily, you can find me dining and drinking at spots that make me feel cozy with my hospitality superhero fiancé, Matt. Oh, and I can’t forget about our purrfect cat, Prince.