Ambrosia Happy Hour and Bartender Interview with William Sythes


Ambrosia’s Happy Hour – Daily. Get $1 off bottled beers and well drinks, plus $2 off martinis (try their signature chick martini, the lilikoi drop) and draft beers and $3 off absinthe drinks. Vincent van Gogh would be jealous. No Cover. 6-9pm. 1913 S. Kihei Rd.; 808-891-1011;

Hooch Handle

William Sythes

When are you punching the clock at Ambrosia?

Wednesday through Saturday.

Why sling booze?

I’ve been in the business so long that I can’t rightfully say what got me into the business.

Libation Likes

I don’t have a favorite spirit. I view it the same way I do music; I appreciate using a variety of spirits to help express the different moods and attitudes of our customers.

Astro Sign?


Moonshine Mixture

You’d have to ask my customers. The drinks I get the most compliments from are slightly dirty vodka Martinis, lilikoi lemondrops and Caipirinhas.

Personal Poison

Recently, I’ve been oscillating between vodkas and whiskeys.

Sweet soused perks

I think the best thing about being a bartender is that I’m in a profession that generally makes people happy. It certainly beats being a tax auditor or a repo man.

Bottle Buzz Kills

The biggest challenge with being a bartender is the balance between people enjoying themselves and people being safe.

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