Chris Lowder

Chris Lowder | Bartender Atlas

Who | Chris Lowder
Where | Seoul, South Korea, Asia
Current Bar | Spirits Evangelist at Proof and Co, China
Past Bar(s) |Charles H at Four Seasons,  NoMad Hotel (New York), Amor y Amargo
Favourite Spirit | Aged Rum
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Queen’s Park Swizzle
Favourite Part of the Job | The people!
Favourite After Work Drink | Big glass of water and a neat rum or bourbon
Favourite at Home Drink | German or Alsatian white wine
Favourite bar in the world | Union Trading Company (Shanghai)
Best known for | I used to be a Mandarin and Japanese translator.
Best story from behind the wood | In the last year, I have bartended in 13 major cities in 7 different countries. There are more stories than I can tell. When I was last in Beijing, I took a few bartenders to the Great Wall of China. At the top of the wall, we randomly ran into Mike Tyson!!! I have pictures to prove it. haha

What do you collect? Cocktail recipes. I’m a huge nerd.
Favourite thing about your city? The food! Korean BBQ for days.
What was the last photo that you took? The stunning bar at Atlas, Singapore. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
Where was your last vacation? Miami with my wife <3
Any claims to fame? Popups, guest shifts, seminars, etc. I try to contribute whenever I can.

Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Depends on what you’re using it for! In college, I used to drink Grand Marnier out of a snifter to feel fancy. It’s a very nostalgic drink for me.
London or Paris? I proposed to my wife in Paris, so Paris for sure 🙂
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sometimes!
Find him: Instagram
Media: Munchies – Why This Bar Industry Leader Just Gave Away His Secrets for Free