Ellie Rideout

Ellie Rideout | Bartender Atlas

Who | Ellie Rideout
Where | Halifax, Canada
Current Bar | The Ostrich Club
Past Bar(s) | Merchant Tavern, Lot Six
Favourite Spirit | Whiskies
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Modern Classic? Penicillin
Favourite Part of the Job | Finding that perfect, cringe-worthy pun for a cocktail name
Favourite After Work Drink | IPA
Favourite at Home Drink | Drams
Favourite bar in the world | For making fun memories – Christian’s on George St (St John’s)
Best known for | Hair flips and excessive finger guns
Favourite “at work” memory | I had a drink named after my mom on the menu at Merchant Tavern, and on slow, snowy nights she would come sit at the bar and convince whoever else came in to order it- I loved making her feel like a local celebrity.

What do you collect? Blue mugs and Blanton’s stoppers – though I only have a B and two L’s…
Favourite thing about your city? Ocean air, and the infinite amount of kind strangers who let me pet their dogs
What was the last photo that you took? Renovations that are happening at Ostrich Club!
Where was last place you traveled? Newfoundland for Christmas
Any claims to fame? 2018 Tales CAP, SpeedRack Canada 2019 National Finalist, Camp Runamok Fall 2019, mediocre Britney Spears impression

Lager or IPA? Either
Sparkling or Flat? Flat
Miami or Mexico City? MEXICOOO
Olive or Twist? A lot of good olives

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure thing
Find her: Instagram


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