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Tyler Schaeffer

Beverage Director

Tyler Schaeffer, known at Backlot Taphouse as the Director of Liquids, leads the charge when it comes to designing the drinks menu and directing the bar’s beverage program. He oversees a staff of four managers and 30 bartenders to ensure a sensational experience for patrons. His goal is to create an outstanding moment in time for all guests, regardless of their reason for visiting. 

Tyler has helped curate a wide selection of beer for Backlot Taphouse, including the tried-and-true classics as well as craft brews destined to become classics. With an array of about 30 local and regional craft beers on tap, there’s something for every type of beer drinker to enjoy. A collection of fine whiskeys, bourbons, and quintessential cocktails are also stars of the show. 

Tyler first discovered his passion for pouring by getting to know master mixologists at bars in Miami and Los Angeles. After plenty of late nights learning and experimenting, he opened his own bar, Inkwell, where he was able to let his creativity shine. Tyler’s all-time favorite cocktail is the Manhattan, an iconic blend of rye whiskey and sweet vermouth. He is currently studying to become a sommelier, a title many wine lovers dream of obtaining.