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Nightclub & Bar Show 2021
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Jacob Trevino

Gorilla Cinema Presents
Owner
Jacob Trevino is the Founder and CEO of Gorilla Cinema Presents and has specialized in bar consulting and developing cocktail programs for the past 16 years. He is the owner of The Overlook Lodge, ranked by Playboy Magazine and USA Today as one of the top bars in the US, Tiki Tiki Bang Bang, The Lonely Pine Steakhouse, La Ofrenda Tequila Bar, and Tokyo Kitty, the last of which is pioneering robotics in the service industry.

With roots that lie in Texas and Louisiana, he’s been able to follow trends in the cocktail market and bring that knowledge to the Midwest bar and restaurant scene. He has done consulting innovation work for Kroger Brands, Pepsi-Co, and Frito-Lay. He has also brought iconic American legacy brands such as Pan Am to life with Gorilla Cinema's Pan Am Layover Lounge bar experience, which toured Ohio in 2019.

Armed with that varied background, he’s been able to bring new and innovative ideas to the Ohio market. He believes that craft cocktails alone aren’t enough to differentiate the brand. By freshening up the old and overdone idea of the craft cocktail and mixing it with interesting settings and unique immersive experiences, he’s found a point of difference unlike any of the current competitors. Jacob has been named Cincinnati Refined’s “Most Interesting Bar Owner in Cincinnati” and nominated as Cincinnati Business Journal’s “40 under 40" class of 2019.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, June 28
 

4:00pm PDT