Who | Matt Allinson
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Bonafide, Mother Cocktail Bar
Past Bar(s) | Marbl, Mamakas Taverna, Lovechild Social House
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Hospitality and creativity! I love social interactions with guests and seeing the amazing relationships and experiences that can bloom from these interactions. I also love getting crazy with ingredients and recipes while paying homage to classic drinks, while also trying to create something completely original!
Favourite After Work Drink | Blackbird
Favourite at Home Drink | Straight bourbon
Favourite bar in the world | Gift Shop (Toronto), Hanmoto (Toronto), Vzorkovna (Prague)
Best known for | Being the young guy behind the bar!
Favourite “at work” memory | Bartending an event at Lovechild Social House in which I created a specialized cocktail menu for! It was a puppy yoga event so there were puppies running around the entire time!
What do you collect? Music
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity and amazing interactions I have with people on a daily basis.
What was the last photo that you took? It was probably a picture of a dish or cocktail I made!
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? San Sebastian / anywhere in Basque Country! I would also love to visit anywhere in Greece!
Any claims to fame? The fact that I literally ferment everything and anything I can get my hands on! kidding..(but not actually kidding). But honestly just being a social person! I really try to meet as many new people as I can and create new relationships!
Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes!
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