Eater Atlanta | Miles Macquarrie on Kimball House, Inspiration, Recommendations, and the Classic Cocktail Experience
Believe it or not, Kimball House bartender and partner Miles Macquarrie's first love was beer. Though the Decatur hot spot opened last year to acclaim and is best known for its ever-changing cocktail program, Macquarrie wasn't always the cocktail expert he's become. After an exchange program with Holeman & Finch Public House, a stint leading the bar at Leon's Full Service, and lots of research on the way drinks used to be, that love for beer has become a passion for cocktails. Here, Macquarrie talks about what makes a good bartender, the best cocktail he's ever had, and the bobcat that presides nightly over the action at Kimball House.