Located in downtown Sarasota, Pangea Lounge was launched in 2010 and brought the Gulf Coast a world of seasonal handmade craft cocktails in a relaxed European-style lounge setting. Utilizing the freshest ingredients and modern techniques, our liquid chefs are constantly creating new and imaginative drinks. Our award winning bartenders are versed in the fundamental art of American mixology, so whether you prefer old school or new age cocktails, you are guaranteed to find your style of libation at the Alchemy Lab.
Your Spirit(ual) Advisers
Bartender / Owner
"Learn the rules like a pro,
so you can break them like an artist"
Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Brad Coburn came to Sarasota by way of Brooklyn, New York. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he has been a craft bartender for six. In that period, however, he has earned multiple certifications and won a number of prestigious regional and national awards.
Dedicated to his trade, Brad is regularly involved at industry events, founded the Sarasota Network of Bartenders (SNoB), holds a chair on the Tampa Bay Chapter of the United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG), and was the Repeal Day Gala chair from 2014-2016.
With a unique and imaginative approach, Brad runs Pangea with a steadfast philosophy that focuses on creativity and quality.
Infinium Cocktail Competition
Diplomatico World Tournament (region) 2013
Bacardi Legacy (region) 2013
Chatham Cocktail Competition (region) 2013
Most Imaginative Bartender
Bacardi Legacy (state) 2014
Shake it up (state) 2015
Grand Marnier Gran Master
Diageo World Class
(southern region) 2016
BAR 5 DAY - Certified BAR Ready
USBG Advanced Bartender
CRT- Consejo Regulador del Tequila Certified
what is in title?
Acolyte – An acolyte is an individual who has just begun the rigorous journey of becoming a Pangea Alchemy Lab bartender. Every member of Pangea Alchemy Lab starts as an acolyte and earns their way behind our bar. Candidates with this title have a proven passion for the hospitality industry and have agreed to uphold the standard of service demanded by the Alchemy Lab team.
Bar Apprentice – A bar apprentice is an individual who is driven by their passion to learn about the spirits industry and become a career professional bartender. They have passed Bar Smarts, an online written exam, and have begun their journey training behind the Pangea Alchemy Lab bar.
Bartender – Being a Pangea bartender is an honor and the highest accomplishment. The title means that the individual has proven their passion and knowledge for craft bartending and have also shown the drive to become a hospitality professional. These individuals have also proven their knowledge and skills through rigorous written and practical exams at Pangea. They are trained in both the modern and classic art of crafting cocktails.