Who | Dale Styner
Where | Vancouver, Canada
Current Bar | Kissa Tanto
Past Bar(s) | The Mackenzie Room, The Cascade Room, The Union
Favourite Spirit | Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whisky
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | The sense of accomplishment I get with every single aspect of the job.
Favourite After Work Drink | Maker’s Mark on the rocks
Favourite at Home Drink | Brassneck “No Brainer” Corn Lager
Favourite bar in the world | The Prescription Club (Paris)
Best known for | My laugh
Best story from behind the wood | I was once asked by a friend that worked at our sister restaurant to look at the results of his wife’s pregnancy. My job was to present them a glass of champagne each with a Strawberry if it was a girl, or a blueberry if it was a boy.
What do you collect? Antique furniture and glassware
Favourite thing about your city? It’s the only place in the world with the mountains, ocean, and city all in one.
What was the last photo that you took? A closeup of a Hibiscus flower.
Where was your last vacation? Havana and Varadero, Cuba
Any claims to fame? I won the second bartending competition I ever entered. It was the Grand Marnier Cocktail Competition in 2012.
Belt or suspenders? Belt. Always. The buckles routinely get changed though.
Fernet or Cynar? BOTH!
New Orleans or New York City? Never been to either, so I couldn’t say.
Glass or Tin? Glass. As much glass as possible.