James DeFrance

James DeFrance | Bartender Atlas

Who | James DeFrance
Where | Columbus, Ohio, USA
Current Bar | Refectory Restaurant & Wine Shop
Past Bar(s) | Denmark on High
Favourite Spirit | Rum, right now
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Aviation
Favourite Part of the Job | Surprising guests with something they’d never thought of trying.
Favourite After Work Drink | Champagne
Favourite at Home Drink | Godfather
Favourite bar in the world | Everson Royce Bar (LA)
Best known for | History lessons in the form of cocktails and general pedantry.
Favourite “at work” memory | Slipping on new non-slip shoes and pulling 70 shattering glasses down on top of me.

What do you collect? Glass serving bowls
Favourite thing about your city? Enthusiasm
What was the last photo that you took? A 1939 World’s Fair souvenir bottle, to remind me to buy it for my father.
Where was last place you traveled? Lexington, Kentucky
Any claims to fame? USBG World Class National Finals (2019)

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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