Who | Meg McCarthy
Where | Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Current Bar | The Royal
Past Bar(s) | The Ship (Hamilton), Dailo/LoPan, Track & Field, Bangarang
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Negroni
Favourite Part of the Job | I love the moments of solitude when you’re setting up the bar. Getting everything just right before a big night. It’s just you and your bottles, and you get into a sort of zen with your set up and the music you play. Lately I’m on a big classical kick so I just listen to impressionist piano sonatas before service.
Favourite After Work Drink | Water, water, water, and more water. Then a glass of wine.
Favourite at Home Drink | Bourbon
Favourite bar in the world | Matador (Santa Fe, NM)
Best known for | Being the Chartreuse Chanteuse
Best story from behind the wood | How much time do you have? One of my favourites was singing a few German Lieder for a group of folks that came in, from Germany. We had a great time and it was such a pleasure to host them.
What do you collect? Magnets! I try to buy at least one whenever I travel to a city.
Favourite thing about your city? The community, while I miss all the homies in Toronto, Hamilton has been wonderfully welcoming to this newcomer.
What was the last photo that you took? My cat, obviously.
Where was your last vacation? San Antonio! For SACC, I’ve loved being a part of their prep team (s/o Team Taco) for the last few years and cannot wait to get back there.
Any claims to fame? I’ve sung on stage at Roy Thompson Hall, and on the Eastman Kodak stage, Both of which were pretty neat.
Belt or suspenders? Neither.
Fernet or Cynar? Cynar
New Orleans or New York City? New York City
Glass or Tin? Tin always.