Michael Sheppard

Michael Sheppard | Bartender Atlas

Who | Michael Sheppard
Where | St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Current Bar | Terre Restaurant
Past Bar(s) | Christian’s Bar, Ox & Angela (Calgary), One18 Empire (Calgary), Jack Astors (Toronto), Parts & Labour (Toronto), Mixxit Canada (Toronto), Loose Tie, The Adelaide Oyster House, The Library (Wellington, New Zealand), Coronet Peak (New Zealand), The Vine (New Zealand), Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Lake Louise, Alberta), Bannerman Brewery
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey
Favourite Juice | I’m struggling….. whisky?
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating personal connections and making an experience worth going out.
Favourite After Work Drink | Pint + shot
Favourite at Home Drink | Whatever didn’t get drank last night
Favourite bar in the world | You’ll always find me at Christian’s, but still have a soft spot for The Adelaide Oyster House.
Best known for | Positive energy
Best story from behind the wood | Too many. Come have a drink with me and we can share stories all night!

What do you collect? Good times
Favourite thing about your city?  “My home is St. John’s, where the nights never end”
What was the last photo that you took?Screenshot of me updating my Bartender Atlas Bio (hahaha)
Where was your last vacation? Visiting my grandparents on the other side of the island.
Any claims to fame? Breaking glassware in comps and having it named after you. “Don’t Shep it up”

Belt or suspenders? Depends on the outfit
Fernet or Cynar? What do you have more of.
New Orleans or New York City? What time of year is it?
Glass or Tin? What are we making? Although I never met anyone who wasn’t hypnotized by the shaking of some clean tin!

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes, follow my cocktail catering insta
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