Tara Gillum, an Ohio University graduate, started bartending at the age of 19. She soon found out she had a true passion for working behind the bar while employed in the cruise line industry. After taking a trip to Asheville, North Carolina (which boasts more craft breweries per capita than any U.S. city) she knew she was in love with craft beer.
At the age of 32, with the support of family and friends, Tara opened her own craft beer and cocktail bar. Located in the small town of Chillicothe, OH, Steiner’s Speakeasy quickly took off because of Tara’s dedication to opening the eyes of her patrons to the wide variety of brews available. She is also a huge supporter of “everything local” including beer, spirits music and more.
When she’s not busy behind the bar, Tara works with the USO to help raise money for service men, women and their families. Her motto is to work hard and play harder and she enjoys whitewater rafting, camping, kayaking, concerts, brewery visits and painting.
“I like good beer, and I like people that drink good beer!”