Laura Reidy

Laura Reidy | Bartender Atlas

Who | Laura Reidy
Where | Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Current Bar | APL
Past Bar(s) | The Otis Bar
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Cranberry
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sazerac
Favourite Part of the Job | Keeping my creativity up and making guests become friends
Favourite After Work Drink | Bourbon or a mezcal Last Word
Favourite at Home Drink | Answer varies too much
Favourite bar in the world | Caribbean Club (Barcelona, Spain)
Best known for | My blunt honesty and whiskey knowledge
Favourite “at work” memory | Not one memory, but introducing someone to a new drink or spirit they’ve sworn they never liked. Changing a preconceived notion and broadening someone’s mind/perspective, that makes me happy.

What do you collect? Shot glasses
Favourite thing about your city? Los Angeles has so many different pockets/neighborhoods. You can always find something new.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo at a spirits class I was leading.
Where was last place you traveled? In state Paso Robles, out of state Kentucky, out of the country Spain.
Any claims to fame? Top 16 BACARDÍ Legacy 2020, Camp Runamok alumni 2019, Jack Backstage alumni 2018, Behind the Barrel alumni 2017. Also I’m an ASL interpreter.

Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Yes
Miami or Mexico City? Miami
Olive or Twist? Twist

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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