Jayce Kadyschuk

Jayce Kadyschuk

Who | Jayce Kadyschuk
Where | Victoria, Canada
Current Bar | Top Table Group opening early 2022
Past Bar(s) | Clive’s Classic Lounge from 2013-2020 along with a number of bars & restaurants throughout western Canada over the past 20+ years.
Favourite Spirit | Rum, Amaro, Mezcal or lately Grappa and, dare I say it, Malort.
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Vieux Carré
Favourite Part of the Job | The ability to be creative and constantly grow.
Favourite After Work Drink | It used to be a cheeky beer but these days water is my go to post shift beverage.
Favourite at Home Drink | Any amaro, splash of lemon and soda, on ice
Favourite bar in the world | Backdoor43 (Milan)
Best known for | Off the cuff cocktails.
Best story from behind the wood | Being politely roasted by David Wondrich for having a smoked Sazerac on tap. “This is nice, but what’s wrong with a classic Sazerac?”

What do you collect? Bar Menus
Favourite thing about your city? Victoria has so many outdoor things to do 12 months of the year, allowing for a great work/life balance with a little effort. The pace of life is also great, I love spending time in bigger cities and could find myself doing well in them but the laid back approach to life here on the Island is fantastic.
What was the last photo that you took? took a photo of the whiteboard “pick up” list at work.
Where was your last vacation? Road trip through the Rocky Mountains and Prairies, with my dog.
Any claims to fame? While running the cocktail program at Clive’s Classic Lounge we received nominations for Regional at Top 10 World’s Best Hotel Bars from the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards – 2014, 2019, 2020.

Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? shot-fernet, on ice-cynar
New Orleans or New York City? NYC
Glass or Tin? Both, but I prefer tin on the bar, less chance for breakage.

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure, if I have time.
Find him: Instagram | Facebook
Media: Cookin’ on the Coast