Nicholas Benyamen

Nicholas Benyamen | Bartender Atlas

Who | Nicholas Benyamen
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | 416 Snack Bar/Short Turn
Past Bar(s) | Dotty’s, Bar Mordecai, Founder, Spirit of York, Supernova Ballroom, Black Lagoon
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Pomegranate
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Champs-Élysées
Favourite Part of the Job | The happiness that exudes from guests when they get the first sip of their new favourite cocktail.
Favourite After Work Drink | After an incredibly busy day, a straight shot of whiskey or bourbon with a pour of Blood Brothers Autopop Concord Grape.
Favourite at Home Drink | Sweet vermouth and Port with Soda
Favourite bar in the world | Civil Liberties
Best known for | Bringing a very vibrant energy into a space
Favourite “at work” memory | While working at Black Lagoon, pretty much every night was a dream. I got to dress up as Goth and Witchy as I wanted to with make-up and platform knee-high Doc Martens. We had Drag Queens, a Burlesque dancer, and a fire breather – That entire work experience was amazing. Thank you Kelsey and Erin!

What do you collect? Crystals, Pagan books, Witchcrafting supplies, Local artworks, and any alcohol that catches my eye and intrigues me
Favourite thing about your city? How there are very distinct neighbourhoods and cultural influences spread throughout the city, the booming cocktail industry
What was the last photo that you took? A group photo of my friends and I
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New Zealand

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

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
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