Jackson Cannon is a nationally-recognized Bar Director known for elevating the craft of bartending and preserving the legacy of the American cocktail.
After opening Eastern Standard in 2005 as Bar Manager, Jackson quickly cemented the neighborhood brasserie’s reputation as one of the country’s best bars, known for its attention to properly crafted cocktails and unwavering hospitality in a high- volume environment. In 2011, Jackson opened The Hawthorne, where he has built an experience dedicated to thoughtfully crafted cocktails, continued spirits education and exceptional guest experiences. Under Jackson’s guidance, The Hawthorne has received local and national acclaim in its five years in business and has been named a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for “Outstanding Bar Program” no less than three times.
With a focus on advancing the international sprits industry, Jackson continues to be dedicated to the education and mentorship of bar professionals and patrons alike as an advocate within the community. He was personally recognized as a finalist for “Best Bar Mentor” at the 2013 and 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards and as a 2014 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Award nominee for “Mixologist/Brand Ambassador of the Year.” Jackson also continues to serve as a judge yearly at both The Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.