Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

 


Bartender Atlas x Ungava in Montreal

BARTENDER ATLAS X UNGAVA GIN IN MONTREAL! – Wednesday, June 27th at The Coldrooml (Rue Saint Vincent, Montreal, QC H2Y 1G8), 1-3pm and 8-11pm
We are so excited to be heading to Montreal with Ungava Gin! The day at The Coldroom will be divided into two parts:

1pm to 3pm: GIN SEMINAR
Our Josh co-creator of Bartender Atlas will guide you through the history of this fine spirit followed by a tasting with Gizmo Sirois, Brand Ambassador for Ungava Gin. We will also let you know the details for what is happening in Toronto in August with Toronto Cocktail Conference. This event is geared towards working bartenders.

8pm to 10pm: GUEST BARTENDING
Join us in the evening as Josh of Bartender Atlas and Gizmo of Ungava Gin mixes up some delicious Ungava cocktails. We would love to see your face! This evening event is open to everyone – bartenders, cocktail lovers and anyone in between.

For up to date details, please visit the Facebook Event page.

WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS to Toronto Cocktail Conference at this event! You must be in the room to be eligible to win.


Bartender Atlas x JP Wiser's in Windsor
BARTENDER ATLAS X JP WISER’S IN WINDSOR – Monday, July 9th – 3-5pm at The Hiram Walker Distillery and 8-10pm at F&B Walkerville (2090 Wyandotte St E B)
Bartender Atlas and J.P. Wiser’s are joining forces in WINDSOR! Join us on Monday, July 9th for all things Canadian Whisky! The day will be broken up into two parts:

3pm-5pm: CANADIAN WHISKY SEMINAR at The Hiram Walker Distillery.
Josh Lindley of Bartender Atlas will guide you through some history of Canada, our history with whisky and how this all relates to bartenders (see: Story Time With Josh!) followed by a whisky tasting with Spencer Gooderham. We will also let you know just what Bartender Atlas is and all the details for what is happening in Toronto in August with Toronto Cocktail Conference. This event is geared towards working bartenders.

8pm to 10pm: GUEST BARTENDING at F&B Walkerville.
Join us in the evening as Josh of Bartender Atlas and Spencer of J.P. Wiser’s mix up some delicious Canadian Whisky cocktails. We would love to see your face! This evening event is open to everyone – bartenders, cocktail lovers and anyone in between.

For up to date details, please visit the Facebook Event page.

WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS to Toronto Cocktail Conference at this event! You must be in the room to be eligible to win.


Toronto Cocktail Conference

TORONTO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE (TOCC) – Mon, August 13th to Wed, August 15th
We are ridiculously excited to announce that we have teamed up with The Drake Hotel to present TORONTO COCKTAIL CONFERENCE! The focus of TOCC will be EDUCATION! There will be sixteen Seminars in three rooms over the three Days. TOCC will also include our own Bartender Atlas Cocktail Competition, Pop Ups-a-Plenty, Tasting Rooms and SO MUCH MORE!

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PAST EVENTS

Luxardo Master Class

LUXARDO MASTER CLASS – Tuesday, June 5th at Eighty 6’d (1321 Dundas St West, Toronto) 4pm to 6pm
Join Matteo Luxardo as he guides you through the history and art behind the classic Italian liqueur, while tasting the creations of Luxardo Global Brand Ambassador Gareth Franklin (Mr G). RSVP to your Lifford Wine & Spirits Agent by Thursday, May 31st.

Luxardo Bar Takeover

LUXARDO BAR TAKEOVER – Tuesday, June 5th at Eighty 6’d (1321 Dundas St West, Toronto) 6pm to 11pm
Come out and drink for charity! Matteo Luxardo and Mr G will be cranking out drinks behind the bar and a portion of all Luxardo drinks sold will go to the Dandelion Initiative.

Luxardo Cocktail Competition

LUXARDO COCKTAIL COMPETITION – Monday, June 4th at The Broadview Hotel (106 Broadview Ave, Toronto) 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Want a chance to win a trip to Berlin? On Monday, June 4th, 8 bartenders will compete for the top two spots for their chance of the grand prize of a trip to Bar Convent Berlin in October! Details for the event are above for how you can throw your name in the hat to compete! If you are a bartender and want to see what your peers have created, you’re invited. Twenty dollars will get you a taste of each cocktail in the competition.

Luxardo Cocktail Compeititon

LUXARDO FINAL COCKTAIL COMPETITION – Monday, June 4th at The Broadview Hotel (106 Broadview Ave, Toronto) 7:30pm
Come watch while the two winners from the Luxardo Cocktail Competition duke it out for the top place and a trip to Berlin! Matteo Luxardo and Luxardo Global Ambassador Mr G will be running Build Your Own Cocktail station and guest DJ ‘juSt b’ will be spinning some great tunes. It’s free to attend – you just have to register HERE.

 

Dillon's Cocktail Cup

DILLON’S COCKTAIL CUP ROUND 1 SEMI-FINALS – Monday, May 14th at PrettyUgly (1237 Queen St W, Toronto) 6-8pm
OTTAWA vs TORONTO in the first of the Semi-Finals for the Dillon’s Cocktail Cup! Ottawa’s Eric Romolock will be taking on Toronto’s Jason Griffin. No tickets are necessary to come to watch the fun. Both competing cocktails will be available for purchase along with four other Dillon’s cocktails and food from PrettyUgly. Come be a part of the competition and witness these two amazing bartenders compete for their chance to #claimthecup. We love this comp because it’s not just about creating one great cocktail, it’s also about all of the bartending in between.


Bartender Atlas x Ungava Gin
BARTENDER ATLAS X UNGAVA GIN IN OTTAWA! – Monday, May 7th at Bar Laurel (1087 Wellington St W, Ottawa), 1-3pm and 8-11pm
We are so excited to be heading to our Nation’s capital with Ungava Gin! The day at Bar Laurel will be divided into two parts:

1pm to 3pm: GIN SEMINAR
Our Josh co-creator of Bartender Atlas will guide you through the history of this fine spirit followed by a tasting with Jordan Stacey from Ungava Gin. We will also let you know the details for what is happening in Toronto in August with Toronto Cocktail Conference. This event is geared towards working bartenders.

8pm to 11pm: GUEST BARTENDING
Join us in the evening as Josh of Bartender Atlas and Jordan of Ungava Gin mixes up some delicious Ungava cocktails. We would love to see your face! This evening event is open to everyone – bartenders, cocktail lovers and anyone in between.

For up to date details, please visit the Facebook Event page.

WE WILL BE GIVING AWAY TWO TICKETS to Toronto Cocktail Conference at this event! You must be in the room to be eligible to win.


For the Love of Agave: A Discussion on Tequila & Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

FOR THE LOVE OF AGAVE: A DISCUSSION ON TEQUILA & MEZCAL – Sunday, March 25th at El Rey Mezcal Bar (2a Kensington Avenue, Toronto), 1-3pm
Tequila and Mezcal are rapidly growing in popularity. There is so much to learn about these spirits to truly get to the heart of understanding and enjoying them. Join Altos Tequila Brand Ambassador Jonny Gray and Siete Misterious Mezcal Brand Ambassador Jess Mili as they delve into the two biggest agave spirits: Tequila and Mezcal. With a focus on each category’s unique identity, we discuss the joined history of fermented and distilled agave beverages in Mexico, how tequila and mezcal came into being, and explore the differences in taste, production and categorization. Join us for a cocktail and a guided tasting of some of Mexico’s finest offerings.

Snacks and a welcome cocktail will be provided and you will sample five different agave spirits – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey.

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Buffalo | Bartender Atlas

BARTENDER ATLAS x AVIATION GIN – Sunday, March 11th, BUFFALO!
We are excited to hit up Buffalo and share some Aviation Gin with y’all! In the afternoon from 3-5pm, we will be at Angelica Tea Room (517 Washington Street) for a History of Gin and Aviation tasting – more details HERE. From 8pm onwards, our own Josh will be mixing up Aviation cocktails at Més Que (1420 Hertel Avenue). Details HERE. Come on out to one or both events – we would love to see your face and to tell you all about what we are planning for Toronto Cocktail Conference.


RC SHOW – Monday, February 26th 11:45am, Room 109, Enercare Centre, Toronto
We are happy to announce that we will be speaking at the Restaurants Canada Show! Our topic: Bartender’s Backpack!
What’s in your backpack? Navigating the hospitality industry can be tricky. Are you a part-timer, or a lifer? Many industry professionals have made a successful career out of full time bartending, and Bartender Atlas has met 100’s (1000’s?) of bartenders around the world that do so. But what sort of investment does this lifestyle and career choice take? Money? Time? Education? Investment in your health? Well, of course it is all of the above!  Join Josh Lindley and Jessica Blaine Smith as they share stories from personal experience and their travels around the world, documenting the career of the Professional Bartender. 


Bartender Atlas at Baltra Bar

BARTENDER ATLAS AT BALTRA BAR, MEXICO CITY – Monday, February 5th, Baltra (Iztaccihuatl 36D, Condesa)
Join us at Baltra Bar as our own Josh Lindley mixes drinks made with Los Siete Misterios, Ron Valdeflores and Scrappy’s Bitters!


Patois

An Introduction to Rum with Patois – Sunday, November 26th 1pm to 3pm
Rum – the juice of pirates! That liquid that you may equate to the sweet, sugary stuff that you stole from your parents’ liquor cabinet as a teenager. But truthfully, it is so much more than that. It’s the perfect spirit on a hot summer day in that icy drink. It’s the perfect spirit to sip on a winter night as you cozy up around the fire. Rum has a lot of history – bad and the good – and it has traveled quite the distance to become what we now know it as. Join us on Sunday, November 26th at Patois for an Introduction to Rum class lead by Havana Club Rum Ambassador Donnie Wheeler and bartender/co-creator of Bartender Atlas Josh Lindley. They will guide you through the history of rum while visiting the different regions/styles of it. Included in the ticket price is a welcome cocktail, tasty food and samples of rum – some available in the LCBO and some that are more exclusive and that your lips may never touch again.


Bartender Atlas with Jim Meehan
Bartender Atlas with Jim Meehan – INDUSTRY EVENT at The Gift Shop (89 Ossington Avenue, Toronto) – Monday, October 30th, 1-3pm
We are very excited to announce that we are bringing Jim Meehan to Toronto for his first Canadian stop on his Book Tour for his second book, Meehan’s Bartender Manual (to be released October 17th). Join us on the afternoon of Monday, October 30th for an intimate hang with this legendary bartender. Jim will speak about his book and where he is these days while we sip on a cocktail chosen by him from the book – the Toronto Cocktail (naturally). Included in the ticket is a signed copy of the book as well as a cocktail. Seating is EXTREMELY limited.

Restrictions for participation apply. You must be a bartender listed on Bartender Atlas to attend. If you are not already signed up, it only takes five minutes to fill out the form to be listed.
For more information about Jim Meehan, please visit his website.

SOLD OUT
 

Bartender Atlas with Jim Meehan – PUBLIC EVENT at Cocktail Bar (923 Dundas Street West, Toronto) – Monday, October 30th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
We are very excited to announce that we are bringing Jim Meehan to Toronto for his first Canadian stop on his Book Tour for his second book, Meehan’s Bartender Manual (to be released October 17th). Join us on the evening of Monday, October 30th for an intimate hang with this legendary bartender. Jim will speak about his book and where he is these days while we sip on a cocktail chosen by him from the book – the Toronto Cocktail (naturally). Included in the ticket is a signed copy of the book as well as a two cocktails and snacks. All are welcome. Seating is EXTREMELY limited.

For more information about Jim Meehan, please visit his website.

SOLD OUT
 
 

Introduction to Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey – Sunday, October 29th, 2:30-4:30pm
El Rey, Bartender Atlas and Los Siete Misterios are coming together to offer a mezcal education seminar! If you have ever been interested in experiencing this fine agave distillate or always wondered about the difference between mezcal and tequila, we have designed an afternoon course intended to wet the whistle and engage the mind. Along with tasting some very special and relatively rare products, we will explore the regions and varieties of agave used to create great mezcal, the historical relevance of mezcal in Mexico and some of the basic terminology associated with Maguey. At this seminar, snacks and a welcome cocktail will be provided and you will sample five different mezcals – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey. Space is limited so buy your tickets early to ensure a seat.


BAR INSTITUTE TORONTO – August 14th to 16th

Toronto | Bartender Atlas

That’s right, Bar Institute is coming to Toronto this summer and we cannot wait! The Lush Life crew have asked us at Bartender Atlas to step in to help run the show. All the information that you need is below.

The key things that you should know about Bar Institute Toronto:

Monday – 12pm to 5pm – registration at The Drake Hotel
Come by, say hi to us and pick up your pass. If you miss this, don’t worry, you can also pop by from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday or Wednesday in the Private Dining Room (2nd floor) of The Drake Hotel.

Tuesday – 10am to 5pm – Classes at The Drake Hotel
This is the guts of what Bar Institute is about! We will have three different classes rolling at the same time throughout the day. Come out, learn some things and become a better bartender (and human?!). You can see the current class schedule HERE.

New York Distilling Company

 

Tuesday – 5pm to 7pm – Happy Hour with NY Distilling Company at The Drake Hotel Underground
Rachel Wright of Buffalo will be mixing up cocktails made with New York Distilling products.

 

 

Tuesday – 7pm to 2am – Toronto Bar Hop Bar Hop Toronto
We at Bartender Atlas have organised a Toronto Bar Hop! Each of the following bars will have a cocktail special made just for you on Tuesday night. We are also pumped to announce that Aviation Gin is providing a fancy limo to help you get around. The following bars and brands are participating:

The Shameful Tiki Room with Appleton Rum – 1378 Queen St W
Chantecler with Grand Marnier – 1320 Queen St W
Rush Lane with Barcardi – 563 Queen St W
El Rey with Altos Tequila – 2a Kensington Ave
Patois with Jameson Whiskey – 794 Dundas St W
LoPan with Crystal Head Vodka – 503 College Street, 2nd Floor
Civil Liberties with Aviation Gin – 878 Bloor St W

Wednesday – 10am to 5pm – Classes at The Drake Hotel
This is the guts of what Bar Institute is about! We will have three different classes rolling at the same time throughout the day. Come out, learn some things and become a better bartender (and human?!). You can see the current class schedule HERE.

Wednesday – 5pm to 9pm – Happy Hour with Sovereign & Havana Club at PrettyUgly

Wednesday – 9pm to 1am – International Cocktail Karaoke Championship at Cadillac Lounge
Friends, peers and co-workers can come and cheer on their favourite Band (of bartenders!) while enjoying Roca Patrón cocktails and the sweet sounds of shaking (both of what your momma gave you, and actual cocktails!). In between sets, freestyle karaoke will be available to attendees.

We promise to keep this page updated on with any event changes or additions! You can also follow along with us on Instagram and Facebook. And don’t forget to RSVP on the FB Event Page.

New Orleans July 19th to 24th!
NOLA, we are coming for you! We will be in your fine city camped out a various bars and we could love to see your face! Our goal is to get a bunch of new bartenders signed up for this li’l site and to meet as many of you as possible! As well, Jess will have her camera so if you are in need of a new headshot, come on by! This is where we will be:

Thursday, July 20th 1-6pm – Bar Tonique (820 North Rampart Street)
Friday, July 21st 1-5pm – The Erin Rose Bar (811 Conti Street)
Sunday, July 23rd 5-9pm(ish) – Twelve Mile Limit (500 S Telemachus Street)

 

Pecha Kucha Toronto
PechaKucha Toronto Duos Edition – Monday, May 8th

We are super excited to announce that we will be speaking at the next PechaKucha event held at the Shopify HQ. We will be talking about our process of working and how Bartender Atlas came about. Tickets can be found here.

Bartender Atlas Australia
MELBOURNE TOUR – April 10th and 11th

Bartender Atlas is heading to Melbourne and we would love to meet as many Aussie bartenders as we can while there! Head on over to the Melbourne Tour page to see all the details.


Introduction to Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey – Sunday, February 26th, 2:30-4:30pm
El Rey, Bartender Atlas and Los Siete Misterios are coming together to offer a mezcal education seminar! If you have ever been interested in experiencing this fine agave distillate or always wondered about the difference between mezcal and tequila, we have designed an afternoon course intended to wet the whistle and engage the mind. Along with tasting some very special and relatively rare products, we will explore the regions and varieties of agave used to create great mezcal, the historical relevance of mezcal in Mexico and some of the basic terminology associated with Maguey. At this seminar, snacks and a welcome cocktail will be provided and you will sample five different mezcals – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey. Space is limited so buy your tickets early to ensure a seat. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!


An Introduction to Mezcal | Bartender Atlas

An Introduction to Mezcal at El Rey – Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm
El Rey, Bartender Atlas and Los Siete Misterios are coming together to offer a Mezcal education seminar! If you have ever been interested in experiencing this fine agave distillate, or always wondered the difference between Mezcal and Tequila, we have designed an afternoon course intended to wet the whistle and engage the mind. Along with tasting some very special and relatively rare products, we will explore the varieties of agave used to create mezcal, some of the regions producing great products, historical relevance of Mezcal in Mexico and some of the basic terminology associated with Maguey! At this seminar, snacks will be provided and you will sample five different mezcals – ranging from those available at the LCBO to those exclusive to El Rey.


Bar Institute Econo

BAR INSTITUTE ECONO – Thursday, May 11th – Parts & Labour, Toronto
Come on out for a day of thoughtful seminars put on by your peers! All of the information is here.

And especially come out to see our talk:
3pm – 4pm
Class Name: Everyone Walks Into Your Bar
Presenter: Jessica Blaine Smith, Photographer & Josh Lindley, Bartender | Creators of Bartender Atlas
Class Description: Through this seminar we hope to have attendees reconsider their attitudes concerning public perception of the beverage industry. Aspiring to impact the industry in a positive manner is more popular than ever, what steps should you take to do more good than harm. Observation on a personal level is the most important tool.


Blackboard to Boardroom: The Miller Mixer with Bartender Atlas – Thursday, June 22nd
We will be hosting Ryerson University alumni at the Miller Tavern with help from The Botanist, The Bruichladdich, and Mount Gay! If you are a grad of Ryerson, you can find out more information about this event here.


Toplack Tuesdays | Bartender Atlas

TOPLACK TALKS at The Drake Hotel, Toronto (North Lounge) – Tuesday, June 27th from 8-10pm (ish) 
Jess and Josh will tell you about how Bartender Atlas came to be and what it’s there for. Also some friendly advice about how to do Tales Of The Cocktail correctly (see: Don’t be a jerk).

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