Phil Tessier

Phil Tessier | Bartender Atlas

Who | Phil Tessier
Where | Winnipeg, Canada
Current Bar | Gusto North
Past Bar(s) | One Great City Brewing Co
Favourite Spirit | Gin or whisky
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Those nights where you are getting slammed but everyone is on the same wavelength, getting it done and the guests have a great experience.
Favourite After Work Drink | Whatever’s easy, usually beer.
Favourite at Home Drink | Manhattan, Old Fashioned or Martini
Favourite bar in the world | I’m an old man with a young child so I don’t get out much. Patent 5 (Winnipeg)
Best known for | Definitely not sarcasm.
Favourite “at work” memory | Hanging out with staff and owners after hours when we opened my last job. Some of the best times of my life with some of the best people I’be ever met.

What do you collect? I have a small bin with different craft beer caps I tell myself I’ll make a craft with one day.
Favourite thing about your city? Good people. Lots of inequality but lots of people with good hearts working hard to help those in need.
What was the last photo that you took? Picture of the tastiest drink I’ve ever made for my dumb insta page.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New York maybe? Lots of cocktail bars I would love to experience.
Any claims to fame? I’m just a guy. Not into comps or camps.

Prosecco or Cava? Depends on what you’re doing with them.
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Cats or umbrellas?
Singapore or San Francisco? I think I’m missing something.
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Depends.

Are you available for freelance gigs? Sure!
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