Who | Chad Coombs
Where | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Current Bar | Old Bird
Past Bar(s) | 13 Pies (Saskatoon), Sticks and Stones (Saskatoon), Ayden Kitchen and Bar (Saskatoon)
Favourite Spirit | Amaro
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Brooklyn
Favourite Part of the Job | The stories that go with the cocktails.
Favourite After Work Drink | Sazerac
Favourite at Home Drink | I love testing and developing at home
Favourite bar in the world | Anywhere with a good bartender
Best known for | Dad Jokes
Best story from behind the wood | Years ago a gentleman from New York ordered a perfect Manhattan from me, I wasn’t aware it was an actual drink and was new to actual cocktails. Needless to say I made it as perfect as I could, but not properly at all. He then educated me on the drink and ever since then, I have loved ordering it myself and continuing this story with other bartenders new to the game. Plus its a great drink!
What do you collect? Art
Favourite thing about your city? The Beavers in/at the river.
What was the last photo that you took? A cocktail for Instagram for sure.
Where was your last vacation? New York
Any claims to fame? I photographed Amanda Lepore in New York.
Belt or suspenders? Belt for sure.
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar all the way, every day!
New Orleans or New York City? One and then the other!
Glass or Tin? Tin on Tin and Spoon in Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? Any day behind a bar is a good day.
Find him: Instagram | Website
Media: Classic cocktails with Ayden’s Chad Coombs
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