McKenzie Nelson

McKenzie Nelson | Bartender Atlas

Who | McKenzie Nelson
Where | Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Current Bar | Loflin Yard
Past Bar(s) | Railgarten, Mellow Mushroom
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Lime
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | Being part of a bar that takes pride in our people and the experience they provide for the city of Memphis.
Favourite After Work Drink | Amaro shot and a beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon and chocolate bitters on the rocks.
Favourite bar in the world | SOS Tiki Bar
Best known for | My work ethic! My general rule of thumb, if you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.
Favourite “at work” memory | The first time my bar manager introduced me to amaro, we did a tasting on a slow Sunday morning and nothing has been the same.

What do you collect? Pins and letterpress postcards
Favourite thing about your city? The drive and grit of the people to get things done. The people of Memphis have a creative vision for this little big city.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of a photo of my mother.
Where was last place you traveled? Back to my hometown, Atlanta, GA.
Any claims to fame? Successfully removed two fingernails during the 2018 St. Patts weekend with an orange peeler

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure!
Find her: Instagram
Media: New York Times – 36 Hours in Memphis


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