Who | Eric Davy
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | BlueBlood
Past Bar(s) | Lee, eighteen30, CN Tower, Chula
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | The moment that you know there is no physical possibility of doing everything that needs to be done in the next 5 minutes even if you had 10 and more chits are coming in, and a new couple just sat at the wood… Just keep going, don’t think, just get er done… And that moment at the end of the night were everything is clean and all things that needed filling are full (or empty)…
Favourite After Work Drink | Cider
Favourite at Home Drink | Something new
Favourite bar in the world | The Cloak Bar
Best known for | My over the top home bar (possibly better stocked than most commercial bars in Toronto.
Favourite “at work” memory | I was working at a real nice place, proper high end, back bar of over 300 bottles, over 45 house cocktails, over 20 wines available by the glass, ostentatious cocktails with top shelf ingredients going for over 400$ and single ounces of uber premium spirits priced over 700$ proper fancy. I enjoyed it. One day I was the only bartender on shift, and nature called, so as was the protocol at this establishment, I told a manager that I would be stepping off the floor briefly and to keep eyes on the bar. She was three days new to the restaurant, and had been telling me earlier that she used to bartend and had been regaling me with stories. I will never forget walking back around the corner going back to the bar to her standing behind the bar rotating on the spot holding a chit… At least 3 full rotations before she looked up, saw me, and almost ran away. T’was an adorable and hilarious moment.
What do you collect? Different spirits and liqueurs from around the world…. And fedoras
Favourite thing about your city? The abundance of choice. Both in bars and restaurants as well as people, and ideas, markets that bring interesting things to us from all over the globe.
What was the last photo that you took? Of a flower I planted last fall just shooting its first green sprout into the world.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Singapore
Any claims to fame? 2 time winner of the people’s choice Woodford Reserve Manhattan competition on Toronto
Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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