Andrea Tess Mermelstein-Allen
Nationality: South Africa
Bar: Circle Bar
“Opening your mind to be adventurous and trying new ways or styles.”
What’s your favourite drink of all time?
What are you always travelling with that is not related to bartending?
What helps against hangovers?
Beer and water.
What is your current favourite tune on your playlist when traveling?
Feel It Still – Portugal. The Man
If you wouldn’t be in hospitality, what would you do?
Personal Organiser & Assistant or in Real Estate.
What’s your favourite ingredient of your origin?
Quality (spirits/mixers) & fresh ingredients.
What does “Urban Drinking” mean to you?
A community or circle of people coming to together for BCB and verbally sharing experiences or moments on these days to spread the word out.
What is the next big bar trend?
Mezcal & Sake.
What is modern bar culture about?
Remembering the simplicity of classics. Opening your mind to be adventurous and trying new ways or styles. Quality rather than quantity.
What’s your top bar recommendation? One bar you have been to, one you have not been to yet.
Some reccomendations are The Flying Dutchman (Amsterdam), Monkey Mash (Porto), Circle Bar (Munich). One bar still to visit is non other than The Aviary in Chicago.
What is your favourite travel destination?