Sarah and Dan met while working at Carmelita Restaurant in Seattle many years ago. They opened Oliver's Twist, Phinney Ridge in November 2006, and Oliver's Twist, Magnolia in July 2014.
They wanted to have a neighborhood spot where you could hang out, feel comfortable and enjoy a delicious cocktail after work. At the time there was nowhere on the Ridge that offered craft cocktails; luckily, their timing was right.
Oliver's Twist is named after their son Oliver, and the "Twist" is that the names of the house cocktails are named after Dickensian characters from Oliver Twist.