• "The menu at Teardrop Lounge is a virtual roadmap to today's new cocktail scene."    -  Northwest Palate, May / June 2011
  • "The West at Its Best" - Sunset Magazine, August 2010
  • “Bartenders who can banter about cocktails like PhDs in history.”   - Imbibe Magazine, October 2009


  • Best New Bartenders” - Dave Wondrich, “Bartending in the Neoclassical Age,” Wine & Spirits, Fall 2008
  • “These guys are just crazy passionate.” - The Oregonian’s Ultimate Northwest, Sept./Oct. 2008
  • “For sheer volume and invention, it is hard to beat the bitters bar at Teardrop.” -Northwest Palate, March/April 2008
  • “Daniel Shoemaker practice[s] the chemistry of cocktails…” - Bon Appetit, February 2008
  • “The swanky Teardrop is absolutely the place to experience high-end cocktail alchemy.” - Portland Mercury, December 2007