Dale Johnson

Dale Johnson | Bartender Atlas

Who | Dale Johnson
Where | Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Current Bar | Table 128
Past Bar(s)Whiskey House, The Rooftop Bar, Django
Favourite Spirit | Raicilla
Favourite Juice | Apple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Pal
Favourite Part of the Job | Introducing guests to new things they wind up loving.
Favourite After Work Drink | Mellow Corn, 2 dashes Ango, .5 dash Orange Ango
Favourite at Home Drink | White Claw Cherry, with a shot of Campari in it. Call it a Hobo Claw.
Favourite bar in the world | The Sportsman’s Club (Chicago)
Best known for | Amari nerd. The crazy guy with over 500 tinctures of individual botanicals in his living room.
Favourite “at work” memory | Anytime anyone thanks me. It’s very humbling and appreciated.

What do you collect? Postcards
Favourite thing about your city? Walking everywhere and plenty of parks.
What was the last photo that you took? A plastic bag. It’s an Instagram joke I’ve been running.
Where was last place you traveled? Louisville, Kentucky
Any claims to fame? Camp Runamok Alum, the Hobo Negroni guy, playing with culinary gadgets and approaches (was a chef before bartending), massive stack of books

Lager or IPA? Lager. Carta Blanca is the best “yellow beer”.
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling – No Champagne, no gain
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always
Find him: Instagram


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