James Christopher Bonofede

James Christopher Bonofede | Bartender Atlas

Who | James Christopher Bonofede
Where | Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Current Bar | Wicked Rabbit
Past Bar(s) | The Berry & Rye, House of Loom
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Having the opportunity to build community
Favourite After Work Drink | Adonis
Favourite at Home Drink | Whiskey in a cup, neat.
Favourite bar in the world | The Monarch Bar (Kansas City)
Best known for |Being able to quickly match someone with a cocktail that they will love based on their flavor profile preferences in 2 – 3 questions generally.
Favourite “at work” memory | Record sales a couple of years ago at The Berry & Rye and there were three of us on a Saturday (typically staffed with about six). The bar holds about 70 (seated only space) with two wells. We managed service with one of us managing the floor, another one of us filling in where needed, and one of us working the service well. That night we all learned a lot of about ourselves, eachother, and how to appropriately manage that style of a service.

What do you collect? Vinyl
Favourite thing about your city? Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
What was the last photo that you took? A lineup of whiskey our bar just received that I need to study.
Where was last place you traveled? Portland, Oregon
Any claims to fame? Camp Runamok Guypirinha Spring 2017 Alumni, Team Taco 2018, Team Taco Team Leader 2019

Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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