Jordan Lazaruk

Jordan Lazaruk | Bartender Atlas

Who | Jordan Lazaruk
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Black & White Events
Past Bar(s) | Via vai, Fever, Black & Blue, Society, Distillery Bar, Alimento, Cafe Belong, Toronto Beach Club, Global (Yaletown), Guilt & Co (Vancouver), Chill Winston, Grand Army Bar (Brooklyn)
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Soursop or Carrot
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | What O&B calls (or used to) moments of magic – elevating the service beyond the usual to create special moments (ie. giving out recos to people visiting the city, sending over a dessert for an anniversary…communicating with the guest beyond taking their order and identifying other ways you can improve their day)
Favourite After Work Drink | Wray & Nephew with Coca-Cola
Favourite at Home Drink | Prosecco, cava, anything sparkling
Favourite bar in the world | Milk Room (Chicago)
Best known for | Freestyling and unique combinations
Favourite “at work” memory | When at Beach Club, a wealthy regular who drinks at the best bars in the world said I make the best martini 😀

What do you collect? Used to be phone numbers…now mostly, dust?
Favourite thing about your city? It’s busy, every weekend the suburbs flood into the city and there is plenty of action
What was the last photo that you took? The board of my fantasy football draft
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Istanbul
Any claims to fame? When managing a Mercatto I had time to really train two bartenders who have since gone on to work at the best spots in this city and are both highly respected in their own right.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure