Hung Nguyen

Bar Manager

Hung Nguyen is the bar manager of Kapnos, Mike Isabella’s regional Greek restaurant in Washington, D.C. In this role, Nguyen works closely with beverage director Taha Ismail to create a Mediterranean-inspired cocktail list matching a menu of mainland and coastal Greek fare from executive chef George Pagonis.

A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Nguyen most recently worked in New York at several high-profile bars, including classic cocktail bar The Daily under prominent bartender Nacho Jimenez, the Michelin-starred Public where he served as bar manager, and Dante, a European-inspired aperitivo bar recognized among The World’s 50 Best Bars.

Nguyen first met and worked alongside Isabella, Ismail and Pagonis at José Andrés’ Zaytinya.