Who | Alex Black
Where | Vancouver, Canada
Current Bar | Nightingale
Past Bar(s) | Vancouver Club, Hawksworth, Granville Room
Favourite Spirit | That’s like choosing a favourite child
Favourite Juice | Lemon
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac
Favourite Part of the Job | The genuine gratitude shown from someone who receives a world class experience.
Favourite After Work Drink | Guinness
Favourite at Home Drink | Scotch
Favourite bar in the world | Ruby in Copenhagen would be the most recent that’s in competition for that title.
Best known for | Sarcasm, dark humour and obscure facts
Best story from behind the wood | One time a couple came in for their anniversary, the women had to leave before the bill came because she was cryinig out of sheer gratitude. The husband was so gracious, feelings don’t get much better than those.
What do you collect? Not much, books more than anything I guess.
Favourite thing about your city? It feels like home.
What was the last photo that you took? Probably of somebody holding up two fingers on the other side of my bar while their food got cold.
Where was your last vacation? My last non-work related trip was three years ago to play rugby in Chicago.
Any claims to fame? I won a competition in Esquire magazine to name Obama’s home brew, I called it “Ale-Force-One”.
Belt or suspenders? Varies
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet to shoot, Cynar in a spritz
New Orleans or New York City? Haven’t explored enough to decide
Glass or Tin? Tin