Who | Samuel Jimenez
Where | Hayward, California, USA
Current Bar | Blind Tiger
Past Bar(s) | The Interval at Long Now (San Francisco)
Favourite Spirit | Mezcal
Favourite Juice | POG!
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | The people. The ones beside you & the ones in front of you. It wouldn’t be nearly as amazing without the people.
Favourite After Work Drink | A neat pour of amaro
Favourite at Home Drink | Tecate with lime
Favourite bar in the world | Multiple: Prizefighter (Emeryville, CA), Big Bar (Los Angeles, CA), Pepe le Moko (Portland, OR), Bar Raval (Toronto)
Best known for | Professional wrestling references
Best story from behind the wood | Too many. But they probably involved myself and Jeremy Kantor behind the bar on Saturday & Sunday mornings at The Interval.
What do you collect? Ankles (basketball reference)
Favourite thing about your city? About Hayward: the diversity. About Oakland: the soul.
What was the last photo that you took? A photo of a bar.
Where was your last vacation? A vacation without involving the industry? Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau
London or Paris? London
Glass or Tin? Tin