Bull in China started out of a sheer appreciation for fine hospitality and the barware that makes it all possible.
Coming from some of the top venues in Pacific Northwest hospitality, Portland bar professionals Lucas Plant, Daniel Osborne, and Katie Burnett set out on a mission to redefine the quintessential cocktail mixing glass. They were looking for something that could stand up to the nightly rigors of a 200-drink shift, but also look the part once service was over.
After hundreds of hours of research, development, and testing, the Bull in China Signature Mixing Glass was born. The glass redefined bartending in top restaurants and bars across the country, offering a beautiful, tough-as-nails mixing glass that went wherever the bartender needed it to.
Building off of that initial success, the trio listened and tested more, expanding their range to include ice mallets, Lewis bags, jiggers, strainers, bar spoons, and more--all driven by the needs of the discerning bartender.
In 2020, spirits and wine industry veteran Matan Steinfeld took the reins of Bull in China, bringing 15 years of hospitality experience and a desire to work with only the finest artisans and craftspeople, both domestically and abroad.
Today, the Bull in China name is synonymous with quality, performance and an elevated appreciation for professional bartending. Each piece of barware is the result of long conversations with bar professionals far and wide, resulting in bar tools that are battle-tested and crafted to entertain for generations.
We’re happy to answer any questions and discuss our process more in detail. Whether you’re a longtime bartender or new home cocktail enthusiast, feel free to reach out to us.
If you’re in Portland, we invite you to visit our showroom inside the Aria Gin Tasting Room (2304 NW Savier St.) in the Alphabet District.