Who | Ally Smith
Where | Athens, Georgia, USA
Current Bar | The Old Pal, The National
Past Bar(s) | Donna Chang’s
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mezcal Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Helping people figure out they love a spirit they’ve never tasted.
Favourite After Work Drink | Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin & Soda with Charred Grapefruit Tonic & Cucumber
Favourite bar in the world | Ocaña (Barcelona, Spain)
Best known for | Mezcal Last Word // The Tailspin (a Death & Co drink)
Best story from behind the wood | I had to kick out a man for telling a Vietnamese man & Thai man that his shirt meant “white power” and it was invigorating because he was garbage.
What do you collect? Old disposables//vintage “event” wear
Favourite thing about your city? The longer you’re there, the smaller it gets. and that’s okay with me — everyone acts as a very close, tight-knit community and looks out for each other. I have never felt alone or unsafe.
What was the last photo that you took? The bar at Bar Tonique 🙂
Where was your last vacation? I’m in New Orleans now but I was just in Chicago!
Any claims to fame? I’m doing a pop-up with my man and his friends at my bar in a week and half and all the proceeds go to The Cottage House, a non-profit org benefiting domestic violence victims that are women and children. I’m stoked!!!! The pop-up is called the “Side Hustle”
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? If you’re in Athens or surrounding, fuck yeah!
Find her: Instagram