Bret Dodson

Bret Dodson | Bartender Atlas

Who | Bret Dodson
Where | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Current Bar | Durty Nellys
Past Bar(s) | Son Vida (closed)
Favourite Spirit | Rye
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac
Favourite Part of the Job | Helping people enjoy their evenings!
Favourite After Work Drink | Ice cold schooner and shot of Jameson
Favourite at Home Drink | Caipirinha
Favourite bar in the world | Palmar Surf School (El Palmar, Panama)
Best known for | Halifax Restaurant Takeovers, a pop up series I organize around Halifax.
Favourite “at work” memory | Impromptu concert by Mat Mays for our kitchen managers birthday, followed by whole staff karaoke.

What do you collect? Vintage industrial anything. Barware, furniture, lighting,
Favourite thing about your city? The people in it. East Coast hospitality
What was the last photo that you took? My girlfriend and dog, stealing me blankets while I’m trying to work on my computer in bed.
Where was last place you traveled? Panama City
Any claims to fame? I founded and run a small hospitality pop up event series called Halifax restaurant takeover (#hfxtakeover). I’ve come second place in the Made With Love regional finals, second place in Jack Daniel’s comp. Sat on the organizing board for Imbibe, a large local cocktail competition.

Lager or IPA? IPA
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Olive

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find him: Instagram


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