Brad Bohannan
Co-Owner of Spirits
Brad is a Waynesville, Missouri native and came to New Orleans to see if the love of his life, Arita, a native New Orleanian, would be his bride. She said yes and his life has never been the same. Just ask him, he’ll tell you! Brad graduated with a Bachelors of Art in Criminal Justice. He is the owner of many businesses, including Turtle Bay on Decatur, Tavern on Vets, Spirits on Bourbon, Bohannan-Hybner Publishing which has songs cut by Easton Corbin, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Tracy Lawrence, Colt Ford, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abott and Pat Green. Brad is the voice of Spirits, but prefers to think of himself as the "personality" of Spirits. Whatever!

Steve Smith
Co-Owner of Spirits
Steve hails from Freehold, New Jersey. He attended Rowan University (formerly Glassboro State). After all that education, Steve decided to work in the bar business – go figure. What better place to do that than the bar capital of the nation – New Orleans. He married Sharon and lives in the "quiet" French Quarter. Steve and Brad worked together for many years at another establishment and decided to take a leap of faith opening Turtle Bay on Decatur together. Steve took a figurative beating on Bar Rescue and kept on ticking. He is often Brad´s scapegoat but really is the backbone and diligent manager of Spirits.