When they aren’t working hard crafting cocktails at some of your favourite restaurants and bars in Calgary, here’s where these 5 bartenders like to go to grab a drink.
“There is a drink called ‘The Game Changer’ made by bartender Lee Peppinck. It’s boozy, balanced and delicious. Also, it’s a great room and always fun to watch the amount of people walking in and out for a quick Shaft! — Jimmy Nguyen, Model Milk (514 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-9830, livingroomrestaurant.ca, @livingroomYYC)
“The old fashioned at Milk Tiger is consistently made with pride here. It’s so delicious and a great price too.” — Liz Stevens, The Ship and Anchor (1410 4 St. S.W., 403-261-5009, @milktigerlounge)
“There are honestly three separate reasons why I love a good caesar…1. I can eat them for lunch; 2. Because I love salty things and; 3. They are also my dad’s favourite drink.” – Samantha Lee, Commonwealth (341 10 Ave. S.W., 403-474-2739, ntnl.ca, @ntnl10)
“Neila the bartender is a total sweetheart and passionate about what she does. Not only does she make consistently great drinks, but she also delivers great service too!” —Christopher Cho, CHARCUT (528 17 Ave. S.W., 403-457-1432, oxandangela.com, @oxandangela)
“The white sangria here has brandy, white wine, prosecco and tons of fruit in it. The rooftop patio is amazing on a hot day!” —Rebecca Davis, MARKET (2310 4 St. S.W., 403-457-5522, vinroom.com, @vinroom)