Akel Richards

Akel Richards | Bartender Atlas

Who | Akel Richards
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Consort Bar
Past Bar(s) | The Roof Lounge, Azure
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni. ALWAYS and forever.
Favourite Part of the Job | When the job doesn’t feel like work. Which is most of the time. Also, making people happy.
Favourite After Work Drink | A perfectly poured pint of Guinness.
Favourite at Home Drink | Depends on the day.
Favourite bar in the world | PDT (NYC)
Best known for | Being loud and laughing louder.
Favourite “at work” memory | Too many to recall and I can’t recall most, but meeting Ricky Gervais was peak.

What do you collect? Seashells by the seashore – ehm but really – I used to collect bobbleheads till I ran out of space. I live in Toronto. Space is scant and expensivo.
Favourite thing about your city? Trash pandas partying after hours.
What was the last photo that you took? A yorkie named Fiona.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New Zealand
Any claims to fame? I can spin hard covers with my middle finger. But get this – BOTH middle fingers! Form an orderly queue, ladies.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Don’t make me choose my favourite child – but I gotta go with the first born – Angostura.
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure why not. Does Ricky Gervais need a personal pint pourer?
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