Bar Moga’s Frank Cisneros on where he goes when he’s off the clock

Frank Cisneros has plenty of sommelier and bartending experience in New York City, from his first gig here at the now-closed wine bar Counter to doing cocktail happy hours at Bushwick Country Club to opening Bourgeois Pig, Dram and Gin Palace.

But his hospitality path took a new turn after he worked at the Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo for two years.;

When he came back to New York in 2016, his experience in Japan led him behind the bar at Japanese izakaya Karasu and the eight-seat Japanese whisky bar at Uchu.