3. Connor O'Brien
It took balls to open a bar like Rumba in 2013 -- with whiskey on the rise, putting a menu together that eschews it entirely for rum-based drinks is the move of a contrarian. And yet, Connor O'Brien has somehow made daiquiris seem cool. It doesn't hurt that the dude is probably the #1 rum expert on the West Coast.
Rumba, 1112 Pike St, Capitol Hill (206-583-7177)