Unique barman experience

With over 19 years of experience and a focus on customer satisfaction, you can count on me for your next event. I offer professional bartending and bar services for private and business occasions.
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The story of the bearded bartender begins way back in 2003, when as a teenager in primary school, I decided to enroll in the only Italian catering school in Slovenia.
The condition for enrolling in school was, that you had to have an agreement on where you would do your internship, and this is where my first experience with hospitality began.
I stayed at my first job for 7 years, later I was carried away to work in different environments, among different people, including a few times abroad (specifically Italy), for which I am extremely grateful to this day.
I gained experience and did some courses with all kinds of drinks. I first focused on wine, so in 2010 I completed the ONAV wine taster course in Trieste.
A few (long) years later, I became interested in bartending and everything related to it, so in 2015 I completed a bartending course. This world totally took me over, so I started experimenting with flavors, continued my education and participated in some competitions.
In my penultimate job, in 2019 as an F&B manager, I got to know beer among other things, I went again on education abroad, and in the same year I also started brewing my own beer. After careful consideration and almost two decades, I decided to begin to write my own story as a freelance bartender.
2003 – secondary catering school
2010 – ONAV Trieste course for wine tasters
2015 – Seaside Barman Solutions Bartender Course
2015 – Second bikini cocktail challenge – 3rd place
2017 – Campari and Martini Masterclass professional workshop on bitters and classic cocktails
2019 – F&B management and brewing education, Riga Latvia
2003 – 2010 Gostišče Pirat, Piran
2010 – 2013 Manzioli Wine bar, Izola
2013 – 2014 Seaside Bar Solution
2014 – 2016 Bariera Lounge Bar, Izola
2017 – Hotel Corallo, Italy, Chef de rang
2018 – Hotel Arnika, Italy, 2nd maitre
2019 – Hotel Corallo, Italy, bartender/bar manager
2019 – 2020 Easy Beer, Koper, F&B manager
2020 – Hangar Bar, Izola, F&B manager
2021 – Golden Loggia, Koper, F&B manager

My services

I offer you the possibility of putting together different offers and organizing different events, both business and private.


Composition and preparation of unique cocktails according to the customer’s wishes, adapted to every taste and desire

Baby Showers

Composition and preparation of mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails)

Help with organizing private events

Adapted to the wishes and requirements of the customer

Hen parties

Composition and preparation of unique cocktails according to the customer’s wishes, adapted to every taste and desire, by agreement the possibility of hiring a DJ


Possibility of organizing wine, beer and gin tasting

Business events

Adapted to the wishes and requirements of the customer

Hospitality consulting

Help with the composition of the offer and price lists, composition of the cocktail menu, help with the organization of events and work logistics

“Hire a bartender” service

Preparation and final cleaning of the working space, composition of the cocktail menu, calculation and preparation of ingredients, suitable for parties or as an additional service and entertainment in your establishment

Do you want an offer customized for your event?

In addition to all of the above, I also offer the possibility of preparing offers for other events according to your wishes and requirements, as well as the organization of events in Italian and English.

Glimpses from past events

Customers about me
Personal experience; rarely does anyone in this industry do their business like D Bearded Bartender does. The feeling for the customer is above average, you feel valued and not every bartender can do that.
Jure Colja
Koper, Slovenia
Customers about me
We ourselves were served by Alen in the restaurant where he used to work. I have never experienced someone doing their job with all their heart. I couldn’t believe how he took his time, presented everything beautifully, entertained at the same time and served so well. Alen, you really were born for this. Good luck, we believe you will succeed.
Maja Čančar
Izola, Slovenia
Customers about me
I’ve known Alen for many years, and he is a great bartender.  Accurate in his work, very communicative, professional and always full of new ideas. With his positive mindset and energy he also influences his customers and guests. I remember him, years ago, when he was working in a bar in Izola and even at that time it was clear, that his profession was his mission.
Nika Colja
Izola, Slovenia


You can contact me for any further questions, I will answer you as soon as possible.
Telephone number

00386 40 248 176

E-mail address

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