Who | Riad Bakeer
Where | Washington, DC, USA
Current Bar | Founding Farmers
Past Bar(s) | Courthaus Social (Arlington, Virginia), Tribune (Fullerton, California), TGI Fridays (Springfield, Virginia)
Favourite Spirit | Currently Mezcal
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit or Passionfruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | The Last Word
Favourite Part of the Job | The interaction with guests or the creativity of the drinks
Favourite After Work Drink | Naturday and a shot of Old Forester, Old Grandad, or El Silencio.
Favourite at Home Drink | Hemingway Daiquiri because I love showing off for my roommates
Favourite bar in the world | Half Step (Austin, Texas)
Best known for | I’m known for my classic cocktail knowledge, spirits knowledge, customer service, and creativity.
Favourite “at work” memory | Working a special Oktoberfest event at a German style biergarten in Arlington, Virginia.
What do you collect? Unique spirits you can’t find in the country
Favourite thing about your city? The brotherhood in DC
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of a cocktail
Where was last place you traveled? Mexico for Patron Hacienda
Any claims to fame? I use to flair at TGI Friday’s 10 years ago
Lager or IPA? Lager
Sparkling or Flat? Sparkling
Miami or Mexico City? Haven’t been to Miami yet, so Miami
Olive or Twist? Twist
Are you available for freelance gigs? ALWAYS
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