Hannah | Bartender Atlas

Who | Hannah
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Broadview Hotel
Past Bar(s) |  Amsterdam BrewhouseBaro, Bar Hop
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Guava
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Perfect Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | The fast pace and thinking on your feet
Favourite After Work Drink | A refreshing beer – maybe a dry saison or farmhouse ale
Favourite at Home Drink | Manzanilla
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Raval (Toronto) for drinks and food but Inne of Olde (St. John’s) for the stories
Best known for | My terrible sense of humour
Best story from behind the wood | I was initially worried about serving a a guy who had just sat at my wood because he was acting really agitated and depressed. But for some reason instead of ignoring him or telling him to leave I decided to talk to him and we ended up talking for a good hour (close to closing time on a slow night) and I learned he was just a normal person having a rough day and he thanked me for taking the time to actually talk to him. It’s cliche but don’t judge a book by its cover, which is harder said than done especially in this industry where a first impression (or at most serving someone for maybe a few hours) is basically all you have to go by. It’s so easy to forget people have lives and friends and issues and accomplishments outside that moment and this is just a sliver of who they are.

What do you collect? So many books
Favourite thing about your city? The thriving hospitality industry where people are increasingly more interested, excited, and supportive of old and new ways of exploring what makes our food and drink culture inherent to understanding ourselves as a culture.
What was the last photo that you took? Pizza
Where was your last vacation? Philippines and South Korea

Red or White? White
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Glass

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes