Who | Gez McAlpine
Where | Vancouver, Canada
Current Bar | Western Canada Brand Ambassador for Bruichladdich, The Botanist & Mount Gay
Past Bar(s) | The Keefer Bar , Match, Ginger, Barsoma, family
Favourite Spirit | Tequila & Gin… I don’t play favourites too much though.. theres a time and place for everything.
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old-fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Visiting bars around the country. for a decade I was behind the bar, which limits how much you can get out and see what others are doing. Its amazing to roll into a bar you’ve heard a lot about and see it at full tilt on a Saturday night with bartenders in the zone.
Favourite After Work Drink | Dry Cider and a shot… or a Paloma
Favourite at Home Drink | I have the classic case of too many bottles and never any mixer… so usually something straight.
Favourite bar in the world | The Black Pearl (Melbourne)
Best known for | I guess running the Keefer Bar and having unparalleled dance moves.
Best story from behind the wood | Father and son tales with Navin Toor at the Keefer Bar. Theres too many great stories…
What do you collect? Liquor for sure (currently at about 250 bottles) and clothes – Pants in particular. and I can never bring myself to throw stuff out.
Favourite thing about your city? Mountains, Ocean and the overwhelming amount of amazing sushi.
What was the last photo that you took? Screenshots don’t count? I took a selfie to send to my Lady, but put it into instagram stories and gave myself a crown, cigarette, champagne and one of those 100 emojis.
Where was your last vacation? Post new years decompression to Tofino. BBQ crab and long runs on the beach with the pooch… the best.
Any claims to fame?I met Elon Musk on a dance floor at burning man. I shared my cooler of cocktail with him, then we hugged. I’m a fanboy….
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet… but the days of shooting it endlessly are over for me. after dinner fernet… otherwise. tequila.
New Orleans or New York City? New York
Glass or Tin? Tin all the way.