Chris Elford

Chris Elford | Bartender Atlas

Who | Chris Elford
Where | Seattle, USA
Current Bar | No Anchor and Navy Strength
Past Bar(s) | Saison (Richmond,VA), Amor Y Amargo (NYC), Proletariat (NYC), Canon (Seattle), Rob Roy (Seattle)
Favourite Spirit | Old Grand Dad Bonded has been my go-to for 15 years now
Favourite Juice | Turmeric!
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac with a Daiquiri back
Favourite Part of the Job | Hot eats and cool treats
Favourite After Work Drink | A gose and a shot of mezcal
Favourite at Home Drink | A glass of Gruner Veltliner or Riesling
Favourite bar in the world | Happy Bar (Arandas, Mexico)
Best known for | Sharpie Mustache!
Favourite “at work” memory | The night Whitney Houston died I corrected a couple visiting NY that it was pronounced “how-ston” and got the entire bar in on it.

What do you collect? Old Grand Dad ephemera
Favourite thing about your city? The outdoors/ the views + the political and social activism.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of my dog Willett yawning to send to my wife who is traveling.
Where was last place you traveled? Chicago
Any claims to fame? Yah did Runamok years 1-4… not sure it’s a claim to fame but I did meet my wife there.

Lager or IPA? I love both
Sparkling or Flat? Flat!
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City is the greatest city in America.
Olive or Twist? Both, and an onion.

Are you available for freelance gigs? Potentially


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