Ashley Flynn

Ashley Flynn | Bartender Atlas

Who | Ashley Flynn
Where | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Current Bar | The Drake Hotel
Past Bar(s) | BarChef, Langdon Hall (Cambridge), Wildcraft (Waterloo)
Favourite Spirit | Cognac
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Paper Plane
Favourite Part of the Job | Taking care of people and creating memorable experiences.
Favourite After Work Drink | A half pint
Favourite at Home Drink | The spiciest Caesar known to man
Favourite bar in the world | S&V Uptown (Waterloo, Ontario) – Any and all cocktails by Aaron Hatchell
Best known for | Throwing cocktails, a green Gatorade water bottle, and a purse full of snacks.
Favourite “at work” memory | Meeting my first female mentor over the bar top at BarChef. She changed my life and the way I look at bartending, forever.

What do you collect? Plants and books
Favourite thing about your city? Toronto, Queen Street West specifically, is such a hotbed for culture. I love being surrounded by so many different kinds of artists. It breeds collaboration and creativity.
What was the last photo that you took? The book Roundbuilding by Daniel Waddy and Kevin Armstrong. Highly recommend for anyone looking to become a faster, more efficient bartender.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Tanzania, Africa
Any claims to fame?I won my first cocktail competition, ever: Mionetto – Vancouver, July 2022. Placed second in my second competition ever: Makers Mark Kentucky Challenge Final – Kentucky, October 2022. Placed 1st in Canada and 2nd in North America at my third competition: Flor de Cana’s most sustainable bartender challenge – Nicaragua October 2022. More competing to come in 2023!

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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