Who | John Sabbe
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | I am currently looking for the right bar for me, I recently moved to Toronto.
Past Bar(s) | Tipsy McSway’s (Brunswick, Georgia, USA)
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Connecting with guests, and giving them a memorable experience.
Favourite After Work Drink | A cold lager and a shot of whiskey
Favourite at Home Drink | Whiskey Highball
Favourite bar in the world | Dear Irving (New York City)
Best known for | Sharing my interests, my passion. I enjoy spreading the knowledge and love I have for cocktails, spirits, and beer to my guests and friends.
Favourite “at work” memory | The gracious love I received from my guests on my last shift before I moved to Toronto. It was astounding.
What do you collect? Lapel Pins, vinyl, books….
Favourite thing about your city? Diversity
What was the last photo that you took? The table scape during the introduction at an “Escape Experience”.
Where was last place you traveled? Cambridge, Ontario
Any claims to fame? Diego World Class alumni, Camp Runamok alumni, 1st place in Jack Daniel’s Need for Speed Challenge, 1st place in Woodford Reserve Whiskey, Wine and Wildlife competition, Semi-finalist in Woodford Reserves Manhattan Competition….blah..blah.. I have bartended during a power outage due to a tropical storm…made a cocktail while being pummelled by paintballs…
Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist