What is Bartender Atlas?

How many social media posts that start with “I’m going to (insert city on other side of the globe here), where do I go to eat/drink/get a cocktail/find cool things around the city?” have you seen?

Bartender Atlas filters out the noise for you. We all know that a good bartender is better than any online review or tourist guide. By looking at our website, you already know someone in the city you are visiting. While you are sitting across from them ask what else you should be doing in that town, or where they would be if they weren’t working (but please don’t be a creep). these people have shared this information, in their own words.

We believe in community. A community of people make this wacky world a stronger place The community of bartenders is a strong one. Bartenders are generally chatty folk with a little bit of knowledge about a lot of things, especially in their hometowns. Go visit them, you can find them here.

You can also read more about the origin of Bartender Atlas here.

In addition to this here website, we also run events and activations around the world both creating unique ones and working with brands to make theirs come to life. Are you in the midst of organising something? We would love to be a part of it!

Bartender Atlas

Bartender AtlasWho created Bartender Atlas? We did!

Josh Lindley is a Toronto-based bartender. He has no desire to keep writing this in the third person. For the last 15 years I have made drinks and run bar programs at places like Bar Isabel, Campagnolo and Chantecler. I even worked with Hendrick’s Gin as a Brand Ambassador for a short stint. I have attended Camp Runamok twice and Tales Of The Cocktail and Tales On Tour…some times. I have done guest spots in Mexico City, Montreal, Vancouver and Melbourne, Australia. Find him on Instagram.

Jessica Blaine Smith is a lifestyle, portrait and food/drink photographer based in Toronto, Canada. She has shot professionally in places like France, The Dominican Republic, Miami, New Zealand and Australia. Her and her camera are always available for hire and she is passport-ready! Naturally Jess took most of the photos – besides the bartender portraits – on this website and you can see more of her work on her website and Instagram.