Colin Reed

Colin Reed | Bartender Atlas

Who | Colin Reed
Where | Chicago, USA
Current Bar | Twisted Hippo Taproom & Eatery
Past Bar(s) | Cruz Blanca
Favourite Spirit | Malört (Yes…yes, I know, I know. But “not ironically”, I swear.)
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Aperol Spritz (quickly followed by or tied with Old Fashioned &/or anything with good bourbon.)
Favourite Part of the Job | Conversing with and meeting new people, and crafting a memorable experience for them.
Favourite After Work Drink | Shot & a beer (= High Life & Poison [i.e. – Malört])
Favourite at Home Drink | “Belmont Stinger” (Malört, Grapefruit Bitters, Squirt Citrus Soda, fresh wedge of Lime)
Favourite bar in the world | Reed’s Local (Chicago)
Best known for | My (almost) clichéd level of “Irish-storyteller” verve for conversation. I also have the word “Salty” tattooed on my body (left inner arm). So, there’s “that.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favourite “at work” memory | Too many to remember. I did get to half-“meet” Harrison Ford once though. So even making eye contact with Indiana Jones/Rick Deckard was pretty cool.

What do you collect? Stories & memories. Although I used to save all my fortune cookie fortunes.
Favourite thing about your city? The people. Just “don’t be a dick.” Or at least be “a lovable dick.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
What was the last photo that you took? Of a cat. But it was super cute &/or “floofy.”
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Anywhere in Spain (or Madrid specifically).
Any claims to fame? I can sing/karaoke “What’s Your Fantasy” by Ludacris 100% accuracy (first song I took the time to memorize all the lyrics to).

Prosecco or Cava? (There’s no way to answer this without sounding like a “Basic B” [and I say that lovingly…], but) Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? (Man…I’ve never been to Singapore and love San Fran, but gotta say) Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit (and I *LOVE* Pineapple)

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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