Are you a Bartender?

Are you a bartender? We are doing this for you!

And we want to have you listed here. Be a part of the Bartender Atlas community.

Our idea is to bring together bartenders from all over the world so that when you travel you will have a pal everywhere.

This website is for you to share what you are up to, where you are working and what cocktails you have recently created. The more bartenders we have here, the more fun we can have.

Throughout the year, we host events all around the world. And in between those times, we are busy creating original content geared towards you. We love interviewing people of the community and sharing their stories.

Are you a Lover of Cocktails?

Are you a lover of cocktails? So are we!

Because really, what is there not to love? Perhaps you are looking for a cocktail recipe to try to make at home on your own. Or perhaps you are planning a trip to some far off city and you are wondering what bars to visit while there.

But why we really want you here is to discover a new bartender or two. Whether they be in your own city or in one you are traveling to. Why? Because bartenders are great ambassadors to their city.

They are privy to all kinds of information that you will not see in any silly travel guide. These people know things.

So go on, take a gander, read their profiles. Maybe they like antique hunting  just like you which makes you a natural fit to cozy up on a stool at their bar and learn a thing or two (while drinking a delicious cocktail or two).

(And if you really feel like geeking out and learning more about the people in the industry, may we suggest you checking out the community!)

George Makali

George Makali | Bartender Atlas

Who | George Makali
Where | Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Current Bar | Diageo Bar Academy Trainer
Past Bar(s) | The Wine Shop (Loresho, Nairobi)
Favourite Spirit | Brandy
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sidecar
Favourite Part of the Job | Coming up with amazing Signature cocktails.
Favourite After Work Drink | Whisky on the rocks
Favourite at Home Drink | Godfather
Favourite bar in the world | Atlas (Singapore)
Best known for | Cocktail knowledge
Favourite “at work” memory | Producing 500 cocktails at an event with only 3 Bartenders.

What do you collect? Single Malt whisky age statements.
Favourite thing about your city? Nightlife and freedom.
What was the last photo that you took? Hanging on a tree 😅, deleted though.
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Bahamas
Any claims to fame? I mastered a whole back bar with over 200 spirits in 2 days. That was famous 😎.

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find them: Facebook | Instagram


 

Manu Ruiz

Manu Ruiz | Bartender Atlas

Who | Manu Ruiz
Where | Montréal, Canada
Current Bar | Le Royal, Rouge Gorge
Past Bar(s) | Terrasse Place d’Armes, Kyo bar Japonais, l’Assommoir Notre-Dame
Favourite Spirit | Vieille Prune
Favourite Juice | Pineapple
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | Clearing a rush
Favourite After Work Drink | A cold beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Red wine
Favourite bar in the world | Bar Raval (Toronto)
Best known for | Good work ethic
Favourite “at work” memory | Too many to tell!

What do you collect? Plants
Favourite thing about your city? Its diversity
What was the last photo that you took? A Sturgeon fish at the Montreal’s Biodome
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? North Pole

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Always!
Find them: Instagram | Facebook


 

Megan Messer

Megan Messer | Bartender Atlas

Who | Megan Messer
Where | Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Current Bar | 11th Mile
Past Bar(s) | –
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Peach
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | The creativity and community it fosters!
Favourite After Work Drink | Red wine
Favourite at Home Drink | Blueberry Sour
Favourite bar in the world | The Middle Spoon (Halifax)
Best known for | Changing my hair up constantly, probably hahah
Favourite “at work” memory | A customer brought an idea to the bar on a fairly slow night, we worked through building a drink with him that turned out quite nicely. I love little cooperative things like that.

What do you collect? Green glass and taxidermy
Favourite thing about your city? The art and music! It’s grown so much in the last few years. There’s always something to take in.
What was the last photo that you took? My dog hahaha
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? New York

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pamplemousse!

Are you available for freelance gigs? We have a limited “bartender to-go” option through 11th Mile!!
Find them: Instagram


 

Kate Chernoff

Kate Chernoff | Bartender Atlas

Who | Kate Chernoff
Where | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Current Bar | Clarke & Co
Past Bar(s) | 10 Acres Restaurants + Farm
Favourite Spirit | Whisky
Favourite Juice | Orange
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned (especially with a smokey whisky)
Favourite Part of the Job | Being creative and meeting rad humans
Favourite After Work Drink | Tough to beat a cold beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Paper Plane
Favourite bar in the world | No bar is as beautiful as Gracie Janes (St. Albert, Alberta, Canada)
Best known for | My clear ice program!
Favourite “at work” memory | Sing-alongs to Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy

What do you collect? Lighters
Favourite thing about your city? Cherry blossoms and beaches
What was the last photo that you took? A team picture of the synchronized swimmers I coach
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? NYC
Any claims to fame? I make a mean vegan caesar

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Ango
Singapore or San Francisco? San Fran, but that may change once travel is allowed!
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find them: Instagram | TikTok


 

Nader Azzam

Nader Azzam | Bartender Atlas

Who | Nader Azzam
Where | Beirut, Lebanon, Asia
Current Bar | Sud Restobar
Past Bar(s) | –
Favourite Spirit | Vodka
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Old Fashioned
Favourite Part of the Job | Making cocktails
Favourite After Work Drink | Vodka Cranberry
Favourite at Home Drink | Vodka Cranberry
Favourite bar in the world | Tiki Bar
Best known for | The bar
Favourite “at work” memory | Every minute in work is favorite

What do you collect? Nothing
Favourite thing about your city? Best night life
What was the last photo that you took? Of me making a cocktail
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Dubai
Any claims to fame? Can balance a spoon on my nose

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find them: Facebook


 

Lisa Bell

Lisa Bell | Bartender Atlas

Who | Lisa Bell
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Annette Food Market
Past Bar(s) | Constantine, Peter Pan Bistro, Pizzeria Libretto
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Beer
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Hanky Panky
Favourite Part of the Job | Making zero-proof cocktails for those pregnant ladies that want to fit in!
Favourite After Work Drink | Lager and a shot of whisky
Favourite at Home Drink | The funky wine from the bottle shop down the street
Favourite bar in the world | Get Well (Toronto)
Best known for | Post-shift group text- “SUP”
Favourite “at work” memory | Making Hannibal Buress chuckle 🙂

What do you collect? Lecture notes… why does anyone hold on to these?
Favourite thing about your city? The diversity of cuisines available
What was the last photo that you took? An embarrassing snapshot of my high school yearbook circa 2008
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? China
Any claims to fame? I’ve watched the entire Star Trek canon, even the realllly cringey stuff

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? ANGO
Singapore or San Francisco? San Francisco
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Who’s asking?
Find them: Instagram


 

Nick Chong

Nick Chong | Bartender Atlas

Who | Nick Chong
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | Civil Liberties
Past Bar(s) | The Drake Hotel, Weslodge, Nieuw Amsterdam (Melbourne), Esq (Brisbane), The Apollo (Tokyo)
Favourite Spirit | Rum
Favourite Juice | Mango
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Daiquiri
Favourite Part of the Job | When the work becomes fluid and there is a meditative flow to a service
Favourite After Work Drink | Stout
Favourite at Home Drink | Perrier
Favourite bar in the world | Revolver (Melbourne)
Best known for | Attention to detail
Favourite “at work” memory | Renting a lodge up north and having a Canadian winter staff party!

What do you collect? Patterned Button Ups
Favourite thing about your city? Easy, the multiculturalism!
What was the last photo that you took? A silly picture of my sweet heart
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? South America

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Not at the moment
Find them: Instagram


 

Mehvish Hussain

Mehvish Hussain | Bartender Atlas

Who | Mehvish Hussain
Where | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Current Bar | Barrington Steakhouse
Past Bar(s) | Gahan House, Rockbottom Brewpub
Favourite Spirit | Bourbon
Favourite Juice | Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Martini
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating, training, learning
Favourite After Work Drink | A glass of Cava
Favourite at Home Drink | Red wine
Favourite bar in the world | Viblioteca (Barcelona, Spain)
Best known for | Being the ‘wine lady’
Favourite “at work” memory | Hosting the first Whiskey Queen’s event in Halifax

What do you collect? Wine and spirits
Favourite thing about your city? The bar community
What was the last photo that you took? The sunset
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Iceland

Prosecco or Cava?  Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Peychaud’s
Singapore or San Francisco? San Fran
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Grapefruit

Are you available for freelance gigs? Absolutely
Find them: Instagram


 

Joshua Hofley

Joshua Hofley | Bartender Atlas

Who | Joshua Hofley
Where | Toronto, Canada
Current Bar | –
Past Bar(s) | Maple Leaf Tavern
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Pineapple/Grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Black Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | Creating drinks for customers
Favourite After Work Drink | Old Fashioned
Favourite at Home Drink | G&T/whiskey on the rocks
Favourite bar in the world | Shameful Tiki Room
Best known for | Sours and flips
Favourite “at work” memory | Getting to go out for an after work drink with Gordon Downie.

What do you collect? Nothing I’m a minimalist
Favourite thing about your city? The multiculturalism
What was the last photo that you took? My gf drinking a cocktail in front of a sunset
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Eastern Europe

Prosecco or Cava? Cava
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Yes
Find them: Instagram


 

Harry Tham

Harry Tham | Bartender Atlas

Who | Harry Tham
Where | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Current Bar | The Courtney Room
Past Bar(s) | Poets Cove
Favourite Spirit | Gin
Favourite Juice | Blood Orange Juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Sidecar
Favourite Part of the Job | Conceptualizing cocktails and being hospitable to guests
Favourite After Work Drink | Water
Favourite at Home Drink | Hanky Panky
Favourite bar in the world | Jeremiah (Tokyo)
Best known for | Making a custom cocktail at the spot.
Favourite “at work” memory | Making a 500$ Sidecar.

What do you collect? International Spirits
Favourite thing about your city? Hospitality and Tourism
What was the last photo that you took? Cosmopolitan with Unruly Vodka (Wayward Distillery)
Where is one place that you have never been but would like to travel to? Singapore

Prosecco or Cava? Prosecco
Angostura or Peychaud’s? Angostura
Singapore or San Francisco? Singapore
Grapefruit or Pineapple? Pineapple

Are you available for freelance gigs? Oh, Yeah!
Find them: Instagram
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