Michael King

Michael King | Bartender Atlas

Who | Michael King
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Food & Beverage Manager at The Broadview Hotel
Past Bar(s) | The Shore Club, Moxies
Favourite Spirit | Tequila
Favourite Juice | Strawberry lemonade
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Margarita
Favourite Part of the Job | Figuring out what someone likes and making a cocktail specifically tailored to them
Favourite After Work Drink | Chilled Grand Marnier on the rocks
Favourite at Home Drink | Old Fashioned
Favourite bar in the world | BarChef (Toronto)
Best known for | Leadership and creativity
Favourite “at work” memory | I took my bartenders out once and they all looked at and said I was the best bar manager they’ve ever had and they wouldn’t be who they are without me

What do you collect? Mainly whiskeys specifically scotch but I have a bit of everything currently sitting on about 65 unopened bottles.
Favourite thing about your city? There’s always a new bar or restaurant to try
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of my feature valentines day cocktails
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Mexico
Any claims to fame? Not cocktail related but one of the chefs on Hell’s Kitchen liked a picture of my food. That was pretty amazing.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes on Sundays and Mondays
Find them: Instagram