About 11 months ago, I was in here with my lady at the time. It was a Thursday night and it was slammin’. I was sitting at the bar top and I was watching how the bartender, Jason, was flipping and spinning bottles, entertaining the crowd and keeping the flow. He made it look less like work and more like play. I thought to myself, “I could do that.”
When I started to think of the perks it just made sense. My friends already came in quite a bit so I’d be seeing them all the time. I love sushi and we all know how good our sushi is. Also, I knew I could work it to have fun and get paid at the same time.
I applied and, obviously, got the job. Since then, I’ve taught myself some bar tricks by watching others. I can flip, spin and pour all different ways. But anyone can pour a drink. It’s all about style with a smile.
When people come in and sit at the bar most of the time, they think they’re just going to get a drink. They couldn’t be more wrong. We just have fun behind the bar. We make it that way by getting our guests involved and offering up a good time. It can be telling jokes, talking story or making them shake their own drinks.
Well, usually it’s only the ladies we make shake their own drinks, because when they shake it side to side… Never mind. The point is that everyone has a good time. I stay out of trouble. But I have to admit, one of my favorite quotes is, “Why be good when you can be good at it?” MTW