Christopher McCrabb

Christopher McCrabb | Bartender Atlas

Who | Christopher Mccrabb
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Santa Teresa 1796 Ambassador / Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar
Past Bar(s) | Founder, Thompson Hotel, Rush Lane & Co., The Chase, Spirit House
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | The people
Favourite After Work Drink | ST1796, Neat
Favourite at Home Drink | Wine
Favourite bar in the world | Nightjar (London)
Best known for | The Ferrari
Best story from behind the wood | Too many but once I had a certain gentleman (an actor) walk into a bar I was working at and ask how much it would cost to close early (joke was on him, we were already closing up!) to shut down the bar for he and his friends. We ended up drinking champagne together until about 8:00 am sharing stories. It’s pretty wonderful how many people you can come across who you would otherwise never come across in this business. It’s beautiful, really. Also, I don’t condone these types of things, but I was young and impressionable then haha!

What do you collect? Books
Favourite thing about your city?  It’s a big city with a small-town vibe. I grew up in a small town and the community is so strong here which always allows me to feel at home.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of Lake Ontario.
Where was your last vacation? | Los Angeles
Any claims to fame? Not particularly, though my picture is posted in the back/staff area of the bar El Floridita..which is pretty cool?

Belt or suspenders? Belt.
Fernet or Cynar? Ferrari: Fernet and Campari
New Orleans or New York City? NOLA
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? I am!
Find him: Instagram
Media: Absolut Presents: The Art of Ice