Scott Baird, a Bay Area native, is a founding partner of The Bon Vivants, a nationally recognized hospitality, design, and creative group. With a background in various creative endeavors including floral design and culinary positions, Baird has made his mark on the hospitality industry, bartending in several Bay Area establishments and as owner/operator of acclaimed bar 15 Romolo. In 2009, Baird and fellow bartender Josh Harris decided to take on a bar consulting gig together and The Bon Vivants were born, defining thoughtful sophistication and a true sense of authenticity in their projects by combining creative cocktail programs, solid operational expertise, and unique food offerings with compelling design and ambiance. With a growing global appetite for artisanal drinks and dynamic nightlife destinations, The Bon Vivants manage to attract both spirits-savvy guests and simultaneously expand the concept of accessible cocktail culture, creating a new standard on an international platform
Trick Dog, which Baird and Harris opened in January 2013 in San Francisco’s Mission District, has earned a variety of accolades which include a 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for World’s Best Cocktail Menu, being named semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program in 2014 and finalist for the prestigious award in 2015, Nightclub and Bar magazine’s “Small Wonder Bar of the Year,” and “best-of” lists across America ranging from FOOD & WINE to Playboy. Trick Dog has been named to the list of World’s 50 Best Bars every year since 2014, and won the Best American Bar Team award at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. Trick Dog is the only establishment of its kind in the Bay Area to be reviewed by and twice (March 2013 and September 2014) receive 3 Stars from long-time San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic Michael Bauer. Baird also continually works with international liquor clients on flavor development, activations, education, and trade marketing.