Doug Spradley

Doug Spradley | Bartender Atlas

Who | Doug Spradley
Where | Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Current Bar | Farm Bloomington
Past Bar(s) | Crazy Horse Food & Drink Emporium, Serendipity Martini Bar, Coaches Bar & Grill, Jake’s Nightclub, Walpa Lobby Bar (Sails in the Desert Hotel, Yulara, NT, Australia)
Favourite Spirit | Weller Special Reserve
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Meeting new people– every guest has the potential to be a regular, so don’t fuck it up!
Favourite After Work Drink | Whiteclaw Watermelon (sue me, it tastes good.)
Favourite at Home Drink | Old Fashioned
Favourite bar in the world | The Laundry Room (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Best known for | Themed menus, quirky quotes, snide remarks, & old fashioneds.
Favourite “at work” memory | Catching a new hire who passed out after nicking her finger with a peeler. Not a lot of blood, but some people can’t stand the sight of any….

What do you collect? Guitars, guns, bourbon
Favourite thing about your city? Everybody knows everybody else.
What was the last photo that you took? A shot of an old Sous Chef that I hadn’t seen in ages, to send to the old Executive Chef.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Seattle
Any claims to fame? Shit…Alumni from BAR-5 Day, Tiki By The Sea, made top 50 in Diageo World Class 4 times (2014, 2017, 2018, 2019), is adept at walking and chewing gum at the same time. Diageo World Class Top 30 for 2023

Prosecco or Cava? Cava, baby!
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Fee Brothers
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Say when and where and we’ll see…