Who | Clinton Pattemore
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | DaiLo & LoPan
Past Bar(s) | Macho Radio Bar, La Societé, Batch, R&D, Alice Fazooli’s, The Keg, Hot House, Lone Star Texas Grill, Stages, 1000 Islands Riverboat Cruises
Favourite Spirit | Gin and Tequila
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Gin and Tonic
Favourite Part of the Job | Engaging completely random strangers and making them feel special
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Seated Whisky
Favourite bar in the world | Bar High Five (Tokyo)
Best known for | Caesar Clint (Mott’s Clamato Brand Ambassador)
Best story from behind the wood | I recognized a guest’s order when it came up on the chit printer. I served the drink and he made a joke that where he came from they served them in bowls. So each drink I made him throughout the night came in progressively bigger bowls. The last one was in the largest aluminum mixing bowl I could find in the kitchen, roughly 2 feet across. He loved it and left $600 on a $385 bill. He’ll never forget that experience.
What do you collect? Bar related knick knacks. One of my prized possessions is a VHS copy of Cocktail.
Favourite thing about your city? The people, the camaraderie.
What was the last photo that you took? My work schedule
Where was your last vacation? Mini Vacation – Ottawa, Big Vacation – Japan
Any claims to fame? Caesar Clint, published author, balance a broom on my chin
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? Either or… Can’t have a bad time in either.
Glass or Tin? Glass preferred. Cheater tins cheat the guest out of seeing the drink being made.
Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely!
Find him: Instagram