Danny Dispo

Danny Dispo has spent the last decade honing his knowledge of food, beverage and hospitality through the lens of bartending and mixology. He currently presides as bar manager and lead bartender at Hydraulic Hearth, a high volume, fast casual restaurant in Buffalo, NY. At Hydraulic Hearth, Danny has assembled one of the city’s top cocktail programs and has amassed an impressive backbar and inventory, featuring the largest selection of individual rums and ciders by the bottle in the greater Western New York region. 

In addition to running his bar, Danny also consults for many bars and restaurants throughout New York State. With him he brings experience from working in a Michelin-started Chicago restaurant and managerial positions in both Buffalo and Hawaii. Danny is a champion of the Finger Lakes Region, which he considers his ‘back yard’, and is eager to talk about the world class cider and wine being made there by his favorite producers.