Who | Shawn Soole
Where | Victoria, Canada
Current Work | Pagliacci’s & Shawn Soole Consulting
Past Bar(s) | Foxtrot Tango Whisky Bar, Little Jumbo, Clive’s Classic Lounge, OLO, Café Mexico
Favourite Spirit | Don’t have one, I love them all
Favourite Juice | Lime juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Toronto
Favourite Part of the Job | Having a guest give themselves to an experience, that perfect moment when the symbiotic relationship of guest and bartender is at its peak.
Favourite After Work Drink | Sheringham Akvavit – Ice Cold
Favourite at Home Drink | Mezcal negroni
Favourite bar in the world | Liberty Bar (Seattle)
Best known for | Ask anybody else that question, probably known for a lot of great things and equally bad things.
Best story from behind the wood | Too many to name, too many trips, guest shifts, hours of behind the bar for almost 20 years.
What do you collect? The obvious Cocktail Books and Shakers along with vintage comic books.
Favourite thing about your city? We are a big family, we all support each other but are all super competitive.
What was the last photo that you took? A picture of my 6 year olds giant feet beside my wife’s.
Where was your last vacation? Disneyland
Any claims to fame? Plenty, but none of them matter when you have 6 chits in front of you on a Friday night.
Belt or suspenders? Belt
Fernet or Cynar? Fernet
New Orleans or New York City? New Orleans all the way
Glass or Tin? Always glass
Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes.
Find him: Website