A Buffalo, N.Y. native, Kyle and his family traded in the northern lifestyle to move to Summerville, S.C., where he would begin his journey to becoming one of the leading bartenders in Charleston. Far from New York, Kyle started off bussing tables at the quintessentially southern Poogan’s Porch in 2008 and it wasn’t long after that he discovered his talent and passion in mixology.
Before joining the Bar Mash team, Kyle managed to serve as beverage director at Poogan’s while simultaneously obtaining a dual-degree in English and Media Communication at the College of Charleston. At the 2015 Charleston Wine + Food Festival, DeGoyler won the Iron Mixologist competition with the cocktail “here comes honey boo boo”, a drink built around the secret ingredient of chile liqueur. While the “here comes honey boo boo” was a winning cocktail, Kyle claims his favorite is the “boulevardier” with a dash of plantation pineapple.
His friendly, entertaining, and personable manor has attracted many regular customers, which is one of the things he loves most about Bar Mash. DeGolyer has a creativity and enthusiasm for mixology that is untouched. Come try his winning cocktails for yourself.