John Pellizzari

John Pellizzari | Bartender Atlas

Who | John Pellizzari
Where | Hamilton, Canada
Current Bar | Born & Raised
Past Bar(s) | Nota Bene, Omaw Ossington, Mira, La Vecchia Etobicoke, Nique Hamilton
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Peach Nectar
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Getting to know the customers, and creative freedom behind the bar
Favourite After Work Drink | I usually finish late, so a beer and a shot usually gets it done, I don’t want to bother the bartender for an Old Fashioned 😂
Favourite at Home Drink | Old fashioned or Paper Plane
Favourite bar in the world | Employees Only (New York)
Best known for | Charisma and charm
Favourite “at work” memory | Folding napkins for next day service at Nota Bene, each of us had one pint and had to fold 200 as a team

What do you collect? Wine corks, going to make an artisanal wall piece
Favourite thing about your city? History and proximity to family
What was the last photo that you took? Accidental screen shot watching Home Alone 2 on YouTube
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Hong Kong is trying to bring back tourism after the pandemic, so they are are giving away 500,000 free tickets to do so!
Any claims to fame? You’ll have to ask my family, I’m seen as an idol to them, I would be the generational middle man, I could entertain the kids and keep them calm while the parents could live free, or I could sit at the adult table and discuss philosophical ideas.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco every time
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango for the Old Fashioned, Peychaud’s for Sazeracs
Singapore or San Francisco? San Fran
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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