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Bill Whitlow

Wiseguy Lounge
Beverage Director
Cincinnati, OH & Covington, KY
Bill Whitlow started behind the bar at the age of 16. Barbacking through high school, he developed a strong introduction to the industry and continued to learn from his experiences. Bartending from the age of 20 years old, Bill has continued to pursue growth learning with every opportunity since.

In 2011, he began working at the illustrious Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, KY. This position enhanced his perception and encouraged Bill to pursue leadership roles in the industry. After being promoted to Beverage Supervisor at the hotel, he desired to try his hand experiencing different specialties within the industry. Currently, Bill works earnestly as the Beverage Director for Goodfellas Pizzeria and Wiseguy Lounge, where he curates the bourbon collection and compiles the ever-changing cocktail menu. In addition to his role as Beverage Director, Bill has also achieved recognition and victory in numerous regional and national cocktail competitions.

Wiseguy Lounge is a speakeasy style lounge with a heavy focus on Kentucky's native spirit, Bourbon. Wiseguy Lounge features award-winning cocktails and has been titled as one of the country’s top bourbon bars by The Bourbon Review Magazine two years consecutively. Wiseguy Lounge has two locations: Over The Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mainstrasse Village in Covington, KY.

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