Who | Christopher Glen
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Thompson Hotel
Past Bar(s) | Rush Lane & Co., The Chase, Spirit House
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | Too many to list but I’d have to say my friends who I now call family.
Favourite After Work Drink | Whatever, I’m a seasonal drinker.
Favourite at Home Drink | Likely cider or rosé; whatever is in my (girlfriend’s) fridge haha
Favourite bar in the world | Nightjar (London)
Best known for | My charm? Haha likely my nickname: PBCM. Swing by and ask!
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 atmosphere. 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 glassware rack whilst mapping the bar for future apprentices.
Where was your last vacation? New Orleans for work, Jamaica for a best friend’s wedding.
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. Although suspenders for fun. Always
Fernet or Cynar? Ferrari: Fernet and Campari
New Orleans or New York City? NOLA love.
Glass or Tin? Tin for work, glass for show.