Chelsey De Venz

Chelsey De Venz | Bartender Atlas

Who | Chelsey De Venz
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Tuk Tuk Canteen and Reid’s Distillery
Past Bar(s) | Sneaky Dee’s
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Guava
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | Making new recipes and seeing people genuinely enjoying them
Favourite After Work Drink | Mexican Pharmacy
Favourite at Home Drink | Scotch on rocks
Favourite bar in the world | Civil Liberties (Toronto)
Best known for | My interesting and interchangeable hairstyles, it’s the one thing I get complimented on the most.
Favourite “at work” memory | Most of my favourite “at work” memories involve making sad people leave with happy smiles. It’s my favourite thing to do. Usually angry or upset folks who come into my bar and treat me relatively badly are just looking for someone to ask them what’s wrong. I’m a great listener. I’m always there to chat, and I love doing it. One time a customer came in and did just that (treat me pretty badly) and I gave her a reason to smile. She looked up at me and said “thank you for being the kind of person I needed today” and she gave me the warmest hug. And that’s my favourite at work memory.

What do you collect? Deadpool comics!
Favourite thing about your city? My favourite thing about Toronto is the sense of pride that residents have. It’s that “I’m from the greatest city in the world” mentality that I admire from Torontonians, and it gives us all a sense of family and community not many cities have.
What was the last photo that you took? The last photo I took was of a beautiful Charcuterie board my partner and I made together.
Where was last place you traveled? Greece!! What a beautiful country.
Any claims to fame? No fame to claim as of yet. Stay tuned.

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? I am!
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