José Miguel Otalora

José Miguel Otalora | Bartender Atlas

Who | José Miguel Otalora
Where | Bogotá, Colombia
Current Bar | Black Bear
Past Bar(s) | Segundo, Cacio & Pepe
Favourite Spirit | Tequila & mezcal
Favourite Juice | Pomelo
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | The challenges that happen every day
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Passionfruit or lulo juice, beer
Favourite bar in the world | I want to go to Limantour
Best known for | Having good contacts
Favourite “at work” memory | Mezcal time!

What do you collect? Curious glassware and mini bottles
Favourite thing about your city? Riding around on my bike
What was the last photo that you took? Who knows haha
Where was last place you traveled? Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Any claims to fame? The less fame the better

Lager or IPA? IPA forever
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling, flat makes me sleepy
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Both

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes, preferably in Mexico City 😉
Find him: Instagram


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