Casey Lyons is the lead bartender, and mixologist at Pacific Hideaway. His favorite drink may be an Old Fashioned, but the concoctions he’s mixing up at the newly launched Huntington Beach restaurant and bar are anything but. Known for his zany drink names, the Arizona native is putting Surf City USA on the craft cocktail map.
Casey got his hospitality start working in a pizza parlor, and quickly realized he wanted to transition out of the kitchen to behind the bar. His foh fascination stemmed from hearing people’s stories and getting to know them on a personal level. A bit of a free spirit Casey bounced from place to place before settling in California. He landed his first job in the area at 25 Degrees, where he was hired on the spot after making one of his signature drinks and he continues to make his mixology history.