ERIC lives in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood of St. Paul's East Side. He moved here in 2007 after deciding the Eastside was the best place in the country to settle down and raise a family. He lives in an old (1889) house with his wife Daniela, his daughter Thalia, and assorted animals. Born and raised in Connecticut, Eric has also lived in Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Indiana. Eric studied Greek and Latin in college and was

originally a Latin teacher at various schools in Tennessee, Virginia, and D.C. A longtime craft beer lover, Eric got involved in homebrewing around 20 years ago;

from there, he got into beer judging. He judges homebrewed beer at various contests in the Twin Cities area and is now a National ranked judge by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). He hatched the dream of one day owning a bar about 10 years ago, and lacked only two things: a suitable location, and a good partner in the business.....

BOB also lives in Dayton's Bluff, having been born and raised in Chicagoland. He lives in an old doctor's house which he's working on fixing up. Bob is a lifelong veteran of the bar and restaurant business and a world-class bartender. He was a finalist in the first-ever national Bartending Olympics, the winner of which trained Tom Cruise for the movie Cocktail. Bob has worked for restaurants and bars all over the world, most notably serving as the top bar trainer for TGI Fridays, where he opened dozens of Fridays from Vancouver to Istanbul to Beijing. He also helped open several notable Twin Cities bars and restaurants, including the Red Stag Supper Club, Eli's, Christos, Pop!! and NorthCoast. Bob long dreamed of opening his own place, a dream whose fulfillment required a suitable location and a good business partner....

ERIC AND BOB, despite being neighbors for several years, had never met until a mutual friend suggested they talk about their mutual bar-opening aspirations. They got together in October 2010 over a beer and talked about their dreams of the ideal bar, which they discovered were strikingly similar. It seemed a natural decision for them to work together and, after years of hard work and persistence, Ward 6 opened in December of 2012.