Matt Curran

Matt Curran | Bartender Atlas

Photo: Cindy La

Who | Matt Curran
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Leña Restaurante
Past Bar(s) | Miku Restaurant Toronto, R&D, Holts Cafe
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Pineapple and Coco Frio
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | I get to make people happy. It’s simple. I get to serve people from not only my city, but from all over the world. They leave happy, I’m happy.
Favourite After Work Drink | Pfft. Depends on my mood and how service went 😉
Favourite at Home Drink | Ron del Barrilito Three Star with one rock
Favourite bar in the world | La Factoria (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Best known for | I don’t know. I’m shy and quiet usually, so I really don’t know. Maybe that’s what I’m best known for.
Best story from behind the wood | Working with Clinton Pattemore at R&D and the infamous DJ Reggae Air Horn. Two new phones later I still have it just in case.

What do you collect? I collect rum and license plates from Puerto Rico and Canada.
Favourite thing about your city? Everyone and everything. Our growing bar and restaurant industry always amazes me.
What was the last photo that you took? A bottle fo Rum
Where was your last vacation? Puerto Rico – Obviously
Any claims to fame? Nah. I’m just me. I love bartending and being a member of a great community in Toronto.

Red or White? Both
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Both
London or Paris? San Juan
Glass or Tin? Tin

Are you available for freelance gigs? Of course
Find him: Instagram



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