London, United Kingdom
Alex, 38
Mixologist
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a bit about Alex

What are you working on these days?

I think it is important to look for something new as a bartender. I define my work as a chance to discover new ideas, and learn about all aspects of our industry. I feel there’s huge potential for inspiration outside of the bar world, but equally I’ve learned a lot by simply visiting great bars. The reason why I love going out in London so much is because everyone can find their favourite thing, no matter whether you like to go classic, experimental, back or forward in time – London got it all.

What drives you mad these days?

Stupid people.

What makes you happy?

Life.

When was the last time you cried?

2 days ago.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

SCH.

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

I watched 8 movies on my last flight, they were all just okay.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I buy cheap clothes, hotel dry cleaning services are against me.

What’s your go-to café in London?

Workshop.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

Maltby Street and it’s market.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in London but never actually do?

Reading in sunny parks.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

A bar, I mean any bar.

What’s that place in London you feel like only you know about?

It’s a secret.

If tomorrow was your last day in London before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I’d take a walk riverside, go to see an exhibition at Tate, grab a lunch at Lyle’s, drinks at Peg+Patriot, dinner at Clove Club and drinks at Dandelyan.

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

The Connaught with friends.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Cycling around London.

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Anywhere in the world where I am.

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