Ran Van Ongevalle
Ran, 30, has been a bartender before he even stepped a foot behind the bar. Always experimenting with taste and combinations, and traveling the world. He joined his family in 2013 in The Pharmacy after winning several competitions and proved himself a very creative bartender and manager, from creating new recipes alongside other renowned bartenders and chefs to serving drinks for high-class events from St.Barths to Spain. In 2017, after a 8-month campaign, he got the ultimate recognition with his Clarita winning the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition 2017. After the competition, he traveled the world to serve Clarita at some of the most prestigious bars and events before spending a brief time in the world-renowned bar The Artesian. In 2019, he and his wife opened Bar Ran in Bruges, Belgium, a neighborhood cocktail bar focusing on flavor and simplicity. In season, all herbs and flowers used for garnish and cocktails come from a local farm close to the bar. In 2022, they opened a second venue called Más, a Latin-American inspired street food restaurant with a full tap-only cocktail program.