T. Cole Newton is the owner and proprietor of Twelve Mile Limit, the celebrated cocktail dive bar in the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans. Originally from Washington, DC, Cole moved to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to volunteer full time with Americorps. A bartender in college, he returned to the trade at Commander's Palace and opened his own bar, Twelve Mile Limit, in 2010. In 2019, Cole opened a second bar, the Domino, on Saint Claude Avenue. Cole's writing on bar ownership can be found on the Tales of the Cocktail and Neat Pour websites, and he hosts a podcast with fellow veteran bartender Steve Yamada called A Round With Steve and Cole. Cole is also the current Vice President (and former President) of the New Orleans chapter of the United States Bartenders' Guild.