Franz Swinton

Franz Swinton | Bartender Atlas

Who | Franz Swinton
Where | Calgary, Canada
Current Bar | SAIT Instructor at  The Highwood Kitchen & Bar, Salt & Brick, Charlie’s Watch Repair
Past Bar(s) | AnejoRaw Bar Blanco Cantina, Anejo Restaurant, Amsterdam Rhino, District, Olives, Mix Entertainment Centre, Grand Hyatt (Dubai U.A.E)
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | Delivering a unique and special experience to a guest.
Favourite After Work Drink | Negroni
Favourite at Home Drink | Gin & Tonic
Favourite bar in the world | Employees Only (NYC)
Best known for | Being one of the forefathers of the Calgary cocktail scene.
Best story from behind the wood | That time I put out a face fire with a soda gun.

What do you collect? Ties
Favourite thing about your city? Our western hospitality and care for others.
What was the last photo that you took? My dinner.
Where was your last vacation? Nelson, BC
Any claims to fame? Canada’s most imaginative bartender 2013 (Bombay Sapphire)
Winner Grey Goose Pourmasters Calgary
Winner Alberta Cocktail Challenge
Winner Made With Love Calgary
Winner Calgary Cocktail Challenge

Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? New York
Glass or Tin? Both

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes.
Find him: Instagram