Bartender of the Year 2009

As part of the team that brought us Chambar in 2004, Josh Pape has evolved alongside Vancouver’s cocktail culture. In its first year, the Beatty Street restaurant’s bar manager, Mark Brand, won our first-ever nod for Bartender of the Year. Now it’s Pape’s turn. His approach to mixing a drink is straightforward: “Keep it simple,” he says, “and let the booze talk. Use only good ingredients and let them do the job.” Look for him behind the wood with Brand at their new restaurant and bar, The Diamond, opening shortly.

The Diamond, 6 Powell St.