Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

BAR INSTITUTE TORONTO – August 14th to 16th

Toronto | Bartender Atlas

That’s right, Bar Institute is coming to Toronto this summer and we cannot wait! The Lush Life crew have asked us at Bartender Atlas to step in to help run the show. All the information that you need is below.

Tickets are FREE for this event but you need to REGISTER to participate!

The key things that you should know about Bar Institute Toronto:

Monday – 12pm to 5pm – registration at The Drake Hotel
Come by, say hi to us and pick up your pass. If you miss this, don’t worry, you can also pop by from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday or Wednesday in the Private Dining Room (2nd floor) of The Drake Hotel.

Tuesday – 10am to 5pm – Classes at The Drake Hotel
This is the guts of what Bar Institute is about! We will have three different classes rolling at the same time throughout the day. Come out, learn some things and become a better bartender (and human?!). You can see the current class schedule HERE.

New York Distilling Company

 

Tuesday – 5pm to 7pm – Happy Hour with NY Distilling Company at The Drake Hotel Underground
Rachel Wright of Buffalo will be mixing up cocktails made with New York Distilling products.

 

 

Tuesday – 7pm to 2am – Toronto Bar Hop Bar Hop Toronto
We at Bartender Atlas have organised a Toronto Bar Hop! Each of the following bars will have a cocktail special made just for you on Tuesday night. We are also pumped to announce that Aviation Gin is providing a fancy limo to help you get around. The following bars and brands are participating:

The Shameful Tiki Room with Appleton Rum – 1378 Queen St W
Chantecler with Grand Marnier – 1320 Queen St W
Rush Lane with Barcardi – 563 Queen St W
El Rey with Altos Tequila – 2a Kensington Ave
Patois with Jameson Whiskey – 794 Dundas St W
LoPan with Crystal Head Vodka – 503 College Street, 2nd Floor
Civil Liberties with Aviation Gin – 878 Bloor St W

Wednesday – 10am to 5pm – Classes at The Drake Hotel
This is the guts of what Bar Institute is about! We will have three different classes rolling at the same time throughout the day. Come out, learn some things and become a better bartender (and human?!). You can see the current class schedule HERE.

Wednesday – 5pm to 9pm – Happy Hour with Sovereign & Havana Club at PrettyUgly

Wednesday – 9pm to 1am – International Cocktail Karaoke Championship at Cadillac Lounge
Friends, peers and co-workers can come and cheer on their favourite Band (of bartenders!) while enjoying Roca Patrón cocktails and the sweet sounds of shaking (both of what your momma gave you, and actual cocktails!). In between sets, freestyle karaoke will be available to attendees.

We promise to keep this page updated on with any event changes or additions! You can also follow along with us on Instagram and Facebook. And don’t forget to RSVP on the FB Event Page.



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PAST EVENTS

New Orleans July 19th to 24th!
NOLA, we are coming for you! We will be in your fine city camped out a various bars and we could love to see your face! Our goal is to get a bunch of new bartenders signed up for this li’l site and to meet as many of you as possible! As well, Jess will have her camera so if you are in need of a new headshot, come on by! This is where we will be:

Thursday, July 20th 1-6pm – Bar Tonique (820 North Rampart Street)
Friday, July 21st 1-5pm – The Erin Rose Bar (811 Conti Street)
Sunday, July 23rd 5-9pm(ish) – Twelve Mile Limit (500 S Telemachus Street)

 

Pecha Kucha Toronto
PechaKucha Toronto Duos Edition – Monday, May 8th

We are super excited to announce that we will be speaking at the next PechaKucha event held at the Shopify HQ. We will be talking about our process of working and how Bartender Atlas came about. Tickets can be found here.

Bartender Atlas Australia
MELBOURNE TOUR – April 10th and 11th

Bartender Atlas is heading to Melbourne and we would love to meet as many Aussie bartenders as we can while there! Head on over to the Melbourne Tour page to see all the details.


Introduction to Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey – Sunday, February 26th, 2:30-4:30pm
El Rey, Bartender Atlas and Los Siete Misterios are coming together to offer a mezcal education seminar! If you have ever been interested in experiencing this fine agave distillate or always wondered about the difference between mezcal and tequila, we have designed an afternoon course intended to wet the whistle and engage the mind. Along with tasting some very special and relatively rare products, we will explore the regions and varieties of agave used to create great mezcal, the historical relevance of mezcal in Mexico and some of the basic terminology associated with Maguey. At this seminar, snacks and a welcome cocktail will be provided and you will sample five different mezcals – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey. Space is limited so buy your tickets early to ensure a seat. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!Eventbrite - An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey


An Introduction to Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey – Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm
El Rey, Bartender Atlas and Los Siete Misterios are coming together to offer a Mezcal education seminar! If you have ever been interested in experiencing this fine agave distillate, or always wondered the difference between Mezcal and Tequila, we have designed an afternoon course intended to wet the whistle and engage the mind. Along with tasting some very special and relatively rare products, we will explore the varieties of agave used to create mezcal, some of the regions producing great products, historical relevance of Mezcal in Mexico and some of the basic terminology associated with Maguey! At this seminar, snacks will be provided and you will sample five different mezcals – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey.


Bar Institute Econo

BAR INSTITUTE ECONO – Thursday, May 11th – Parts & Labour, Toronto
Come on out for a day of thoughtful seminars put on by your peers! All of the information is here.

And especially come out to see our talk:
3pm – 4pm
Class Name: Everyone Walks Into Your Bar
Presenter: Jessica Blaine Smith, Photographer & Josh Lindley, Bartender | Creators of Bartender Atlas
Class Description: Through this seminar we hope to have attendees reconsider their attitudes concerning public perception of the beverage industry. Aspiring to impact the industry in a positive manner is more popular than ever, what steps should you take to do more good than harm. Observation on a personal level is the most important tool.


Blackboard to Boardroom: The Miller Mixer with Bartender Atlas – Thursday, June 22nd
We will be hosting Ryerson University alumni at the Miller Tavern with help from The Botanist, The Bruichladdich, and Mount Gay! If you are a grad of Ryerson, you can find out more information about this event here.


Toplack Tuesdays | Bartender Atlas

TOPLACK TALKS at The Drake Hotel, Toronto (North Lounge) – Tuesday, June 27th from 8-10pm (ish) 
Jess and Josh will tell you about how Bartender Atlas came to be and what it’s there for. Also some friendly advice about how to do Tales Of The Cocktail correctly (see: Don’t be a jerk).