How long have you been bartending here? Three months. I was barbacking for a year here before that.
Why did you become a bartender? I enjoy it; it’s a lot of fun. The opportunity came up and I was able to fill some shifts as a bartender.
What is it that you enjoy? It’s a different atmosphere compared to serving. You get to have fun and your real personality comes out, instead of being formal at the tables. We’re also friends with a lot of the regulars here, so we see them outside the bar. It’s cool to be able to hang out with your friends and joke around.
When do you normally work? I work Tuesday and Thursday lunch shifts and sometimes, I pick up night shifts on Wednesday, Thursday, and the weekends. I like nighttime more because it’s a busier at the bar and more of our friends come out. Sunday nights, I split the bar and serving tables with the other bartender working that night. I like it because this whole area is ours! But he’s one of my buddies too. I like being able to move around instead of being stuck in one place.
So it’s never slow? No. Especially with the Eagles playing this season, it keeps us busy and I like that a lot.
What do you think makes Limoncello so popular? The entire atmosphere here. No matter if they’re employees or customers, they’re all family. I used to serve here before I became barback and bartender, and I’ve always taken advantage of the opportunities here. When I was a barback, I only poured the beers and wine for the servers.
What’s your favorite part of being behind the bar? I enjoy talking with the customers and creating the featured, specialty drinks that night. Sometimes I tweak the drinks, like one time when a regular’s daughter wanted a raspberry mojito, I didn’t make it traditionally and it turned out great.
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