Dead Soldier was born to bring back to light dusted classic cocktails in one of the most beautiful cities in Romania.
Along with a great Prohibition inspired atmosphere, we brought in a famous concept known as Speakeasy Bar.
Cheers to that!
THE STORY OF THE DEAD SOLDIER
The Dead Soldier’s story starts way back in time, when a well-known bartender from Iasi, Romania, was getting hired in a Speakeasy Bar in the center of Dublin City, Ireland.
The bar was well hidden to the thirsty and curious eyes of Dublin’s drinkers, and as well a great treasure to find when looking for a good, well-made cocktail.
Known as inspired from Prohibition Era, this place was going to become one of the most appreciated Cocktail bars in Dublin. Therefore, our bartender, Daniel Savan, was quickly and irreversibly getting in love with the charm and the magic of this kind of place.
Daniel is one of the most passionate bartenders of our team, and no wonder the one that dreamed about bringing this Bar concept in Romania, too.
And because dreams need a touch of talent and a loooooot of work, after 6 years of working in Dublin and also visiting famous bars around the world, Daniel finally came back to his home city, Iasi, Romania, to make his dream come true.
-The Man With a Plan-
I love good drinks. I enjoy shaking, stirring and bringing back to life old classic cocktails.
When I started bartending, this job was not appreciated at the level that it is now. And as any other beginner, my first contact with the glasses was to… wash them.
In time, I learned to fill them up, and to appreciate their fine design and cut. For 12 long years I’ve been practicing this job throughout clubs and bars from Romania, and, why not, enjoyed life as much as possible.
Then the time came to move in to Ireland, in Dublin City, where I can honestly say, I truly worked. But I’ve also learned a lot from those better than me and enjoyed many opportunities to collaborate with big names of this industry.
Among others, I won my first important competition: –Sin Metu Battle by Jameson, followed by a few other secondary places.
In 2018 I achieved one of my biggest accomplishments: I won the title for The Best Senior Bartender in National Cocktail Championship. Also, together with my team, we won 4 years in a row the title for The Best Bar in Ireland: The Sidecar Bar.
And, as you can see, the show does go on.
I’m proud to invite you now to enjoy my cocktails in the Dead Soldier Speakeasy.
As a man, I have many dreams. As a bartender, this is how my dream begins.