Vincenzo Sibilia




Turin, Italy


Barts speakeasy in Chelsea, Kyashii cocktail bar in Leicester Square, Shore bar and Smile Tree in Turin and Espai Nuva in Barcelona


Mr Fogg's and Looking Glass in London


Old Fashioned and tequila old fashioned.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

When Sting (the singer) asked me for a Dirty Martini when I was working in Kyasii.

Ever done it on a bar?

What happened on the bar, stays at the bar…

What's next for you?

I’m not sure yet, I don't like to limit myself by having a set plan, I just tend to go with the flow and catch the opportunities that come my way as and when exciting new projects come along. I love what I do though, and am very passionate about the industry so I'm considering a trip to NY at some stage in the future, as after already working in Italy, Spain and the UK I think this is the next bar scene I need to conquer. NY is always at the foreground of so many drinks trends so it would be great to work for an experimental place, like Barts, over there for a bit at some point.

Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?

The best thing I’ve seen at a bar was when a guy asked a girl to marry him, was amazing – he got down on one knee on the actual bar – she said yes! The worst was when a guy told to a lady "I’d rather jump you than chat to you.” - that was so rude!

Tell us a secret or something we don't know?

Santa's favourite drink is a Cosmopolitan.

If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?

Well it is definitely not going to be easy to surprise you ladies so I would have to use some sort of special effect… I think a classic with a funky twist may work nicely, so, I would prepare a nice Chambord Caviar served floated in a glass of Vintage champagne. I would call it the “Chick Moment”.

How do you like your Martini?

I like it really dry with No.3 gin

What did you want to be as a kid?

You’ll think I'm lying but I actually always wanted to be a Bartender, ever since watching the film Cocktail!