Who | Tristan Bradock
Where | Ottawa, Canada
Current Bar | Jabberwocky
Past Bar(s) | Speakeasy in Union 613
Favourite Spirit | Rye
Favourite Juice | Yuzu
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Exploring new flavour affinities, making something that blows the guest’s expectations out of the water and the amount of eating and drinking out I get to play off as R&D.
Favourite After Work Drink | Juicy reds, textured whites and crushable beers
Favourite at Home Drink | Vermouth and Soda
Favourite bar in the world | Prairie Bar… respect (Chicago)
Best known for | Dad jokes, bad puns, white dude dance moves, and I guess a drink or two.
Favourite “at work” memory | Between coming in to set up the bar for service and anticipating what the night ahead of us holds and when a busy night of slinging drinks in the weeds goes smoothly and guests leaving are sated. What lies between those two pillars, always makes for a great time. Following that up with: end of night, turning the lights up, switching the music to something relaxing and quiet, cracking a beer and cleaning… zen at its finest.
What do you collect? Beer, wines & vinyl
Favourite thing about your city? Ottawa’s got such a great and supportive restaurant industry; any bar you go to, you’re amongst pals.
What was the last photo that you took? An artsy Instagram shot of a handful of our bar’s 7+ years of cocktail cue cards
Where was last place you traveled? Chicago
Lager or IPA? Crisp, well-balanced lager or juicy haze bomb
Sparkling or Flat? Bubbles 24/7
Miami or Mexico City? Mexico City
Olive or Twist? Twist