- "I'll give you a choice: Colombian Necktie... or Bullet in the Head."
- ―Bartender to Grant Ward
The HYDRA Bartender worked in Goldbrix Tavern and also a secret operative of HYDRA. When Grant Ward came to the bar when he escaped, the Bartender welcomed him back. However, he was killed by Ward at the time when Sunil Bakshi arrived to meet him.
Meeting Grant Ward
Betrayed and Murdered
While working at the Goldbrix Tavern, the HYDRA Bartender greeted Grant Ward when he walked in, offering him a drink while Ward waited to meet with Sunil Bakshi regarding his escape from S.H.I.E.L.D. and his return to the ranks of HYDRA. When Bakshi arrived, the Bartender watched as he and Ward discussed working for Daniel Whitehall before Ward betrayed them, shooting and killing the Bartender and Bakshi's guards before leaving Bakshi himself to be found and captured by S.H.I.E.L.D..
- Grant Ward † - Ally turned Killer