Mary Palac

Mary Palac | Bartender Atlas

Who | Mary Palac
Where | San Jose, California, USA
Current Bar | Paper Plane
Past Bar(s) | Haberdasher (formally Singlebarrel), The Interval At Long Now (San Francisco)
Favourite Spirit | Whisk(e)y
Favourite Juice | Calamansi
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | Making friends
Favourite After Work Drink | Topo Chico
Favourite at Home Drink | Hot Toddy
Favourite bar in the world | Existing Conditions (NYC)
Best known for | Going fast (Speed Rack CA Season 7 Winner, BARMANIA winner x2)
Favourite “at work” memory | My first regular who let me make a Mai Tai for him when I was still in training.

What do you collect? Books
Favourite thing about your city? It’s still growing and full of potential
What was the last photo that you took? Somewhere in Puerto Rico after winning BARMANIA for the 2nd time.
Where was last place you traveled? New Orleans for Resistance Served
Any claims to fame? CAP ALUM (Red Coat 2017, Grey Coat 2019), SACC Team Taco Alum, Camp Runamok Alum/Head Counselor, PDXCW Alum, BAR 5 DAY Grad, Speed Rack CA Winner, BARMANIA undefeated champion (x2), 2020 TOTCF Top 4 American Bartender Of the Year Nominee

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find them: Instagram
Media: NBC BAY AREA – San Jose’s Paper Plane Mixologist Ranks Among Top 10 Bartenders in America
THE MERCURY NEWS – This Paper Plane bartender put San Jose on national mixology map