Who | Ben Lemieux
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Maple Leaf Tavern
Past Bar(s) | Cloakroom Bar (Montreal), The Walrus Room (London), 5cc (London), Wenlock & Essex (London)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita (surprise surprise)
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting people
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon
Favourite bar in the world | Snack’N Blues (Montreal)
Best known for | ‘Hey Ben, can you reach that high shelf for me?’
Best story from behind the wood | Bartended and broke up a fistfight in a windowless basement bar during a power blackout.
What do you collect? LPs
Favourite thing about your city? People everywhere are outgoing, friendly, and welcoming.
What was the last photo that you took? The goddamn raccoon who naps on my balcony and doesn’t pay fucking rent that sleepy bastard.
Where was your last vacation? New York
Any claims to fame? Back-to-back Century Clubs (made it to 205) while dressed as Rex from Napoleon Dynamite.
Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Pierre Ferrand
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram