Get Acquainted with the bettyFrom the classic atmosphere to its lush garden landscaping, The Betty channels old Hollywood glamour. Evenings start in the convivial bar, with its rich hardwoods, mood lighting and bartenders showing off their shake and stir. Soon cocktails give way to wine and it’s time for the main event: Chef's contemporary spin on supper-club staples, reimagined using local, seasonal ingredients. 


The Betty, Atlanta | Award of Excellence


Meet The Team

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Bill Brillinger
SommelierAs Head Sommelier and Beverage Director, Bill Brillinger is more than just a master of cocktails and wines. He aims to create an unparalleled beverage experience for all guests, without catering to specific tastes. If it's delicious, it finds a place in his program. For Bill, the best part of his job is sharing incredible experiences with guests over a wine they love. It’s the reason for it all. He revels in the moment when guests understand what excites them about the bottle they’ve chosen.

A native of Vero Beach, a small town on the east coast of Florida, Bill was introduced to the world of hospitality at the age of 15 when he landed a job as a busboy at a local country club. He went on to earn two degrees from the University of Tennessee in Finance and Economics, but after a few years in management, Bill decided to follow his original calling in hospitality. He began studying to become a sommelier, passed his first exam, and never looked back.

Now with more than 30 years of experience in the beverage industry, Bill has become a Certified Sommelier and a Certified Bourbon Professional, with future plans of becoming a Master Sommelier.