One for the road
Located in the heart of beautiful Richmond, Virginia; One For The Road is a mobile cocktail oasis and consulting company. With years of experience behind a bar and in a restaurant, we know what it takes to bring the cocktail experience to you.
We have the ability and the knowledge to cater your next event as lavishly and posh or as simple and efficient as you see fit. With our mobile cocktail bar we can bring along all the necessary tools and ingredients along with the ambience to create an amazing event to remember.
If you are looking to elevate your beverage program at your establishment, we have the knowledge and know-how that we are eager to pass along. Learning from the ground up has taught us all the necessary tools and techniques to running a highly successful cocktail bar. We offer full menu creation as well as staff training, spirit knowledge, and follow-up consultations to insure that our teachings are moving you and your business toward success.
-Members of the U.S. Bartender's Guild
-Attendee/Mentor for Wild Turkey's "Behind the Barrel" Program
-Member of The Virginia Whiskey Society
-Signature Cocktails Featured on Numerous Menus Across the Country
-Camp Runamok attendee
-Tales of the Cocktail CAP Member (Cocktail Apprentice Program)
-Cane Camp Attendee
As a combined force, Brittany Nicole Jones and Ryan Wirt have roughly thirty years of restaurant experience under their belts. Practically all of their professional lives have been spent either on a restaurant floor waiting tables or behind a bar making cocktails. They truly know how to make any bar run like a well-oiled machine.
Brittany Nicole Jones joined the restaurant lifestyle in 2004 when she began working at Flat Rock Grille in Roanoke, VA. That is also where her training behind a bar began. After her tenure at Flat Rock Grille, she moved on to dominate the scene behind a high-volume cocktail bar inside 202 Market on the historic Market of Downtown Roanoke. It was there that she developed her speed and efficiency behind a bar and took that knowledge with her to Lucky in Roanoke, VA. This is where she learned the actual "art" of cocktail making. The teachings of Hunter S. Johnson in addition to all of the prestigious and exclusive cocktail and spirit programs she has attended all across the world, paved the way for her to manage one of, if not the most premier craft cocktail bars in Roanoke; Lucky.
This is where the paths of both Brittany Nicole Jones and Ryan Wirt collided. After spending years as a barista and waiter, Ryan Wirt decided that it was time to switch gears. His restaurant journey began in 2002 when he started working for Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea. There he was a barista/coffee roaster, and server for many years before working his way up the ranks to become manager of multiple different locations, followed soon by becoming district manager of the company. This allowed him to observe and learn the innerworkings of a restaurant and truly see "behind the scenes". His skills as a barista translated very easily and quickly when he began studying under the cocktail tutelage of Brittany Nicole Jones and Hunter S. Johnson. He began working at Lucky in 2014 and the two of them quickly became two of the most recognized bartenders in the area.
Their distinctive personalities and extreme work ethic have brought them to where they are today. They would like to bring the art of the craft cocktail to you. Whether you hire them for your next event or bring them in to train your staff, One For The Road will amaze you with all they bring to the table; or, should I say bar.
"We hired Brittany and Ryan for a party at our house and wow did they impress. They put in such prep with Juices, Herbs and created their own menu. We knew how much the cocktail bar was a hit when for a party of 50 only one person had a glass of wine. Cocktails were inventive and great and they made the bar and party so much fun for all."
"One for the Road provided craft bartending services for my wedding last fall and I could not be happier with the outcome. They took care of everything, took all the pressure off me, and rocked it on the day of the wedding. People are still commenting how great the service (and the drinks) were. I highly recommend them for your next event. With the personal and professional services they provide, you will not be disappointed!"