GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN
Major General George B. McClellan (Dec 1826 – Oct 1885) aka “Young Napoleon” & “Little Mac”, was a high-ranking Union commander extraordinarily beloved by the men under his command. General McClellan was responsible for the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac after the defeat at Manassas. As the war progressed, he became known for frequently delaying his attacks, giving his opponents time to retreat, while giving his army time to rest and refit.
Brian Nixon started out mixing highballs for his parents and grandparents at a very young age. The folly of those humble beginnings instilled a passion for hospitality in him, and gave him the tools and personality for a career behind the bar. Working at places ranging from rowdy Irish bars to upscale Belgian restaurants, he discovered he had a knack for putting together fun, innovative cocktails. Most recently, Brian tended bar at Le Diplomate and Rose's Luxury, where he exhibited a talent for both marrying flavors and keeping guests entertained. Currently he's the Bar Manager at McClellan's Retreat where he gets to tinker with one of his favorite spirits...whiskey.
Matt Weiss, a native Washingtonian, opened his first restaurant in 1995 and has been part of the DC bar scene ever since. He brings passion and drive to all his projects and is the man behind many of Capitol Hill’s long standing watering holes as well as the newly opened Barrel near Eastern Market. He loves his family and drinking, not always in that order.
Joe Englert has been creating iconic DC watering holes for over 25 years. Always an innovator and a pioneer he has changed the nightlife landscape in DC as well as entire neighborhoods. He enjoys playing tennis often, however hasn’t improved much since 2007.