"You have to have a good attitude and like to get to know people, complete strangers, on a daily basis. You're having a conversation with somebody for an hour, half-hour every single time you come to work."
Hometown: West Unity
Years behind the bar: 5
What does it take to be a good bartender?
You have to have a good attitude and like to get to know people, complete strangers, on a daily basis. You're having a conversation with somebody for an hour, half-hour every single time you come to work.
How did you get into bartending?
I started at Jed's in Toledo. It was my college job while I was at Bowling Green, and a bunch of my sorority sisters worked there. I got a degree in business marketing and now I'm a full-time bartender.
I like bartending. It's something I've been doing for a while now. It got me through college and paid my bills.
What's the crowd like here?
Jed's is a lot of business to normal guys. If you look around at night, you'll see very few ladies here. It's kind of funny, we cater to men. It's definitely a sports bar.
Are you a sports fan?
Somewhat, I'm a fan of Tom Brady. He's cute. I could say he's a great quarterback, but ...
I do enjoy sports and the competition. It makes people have a good time.
Do you have any favorite teams?
I like Ohio State, obviously. I hate Pittsburgh fans. They're too rowdy. They cause a scene every time they come in. They're very demanding with the TVs and where they're sitting. All the Browns fans will leave when the Steelers fans come in.
What's it like here for gamedays?
The Ohio State fans down here are crazy people. All our beer towers are on every single table. When I came in [for the Iowa game], I couldn't even make it to the bar.
Where do you go to grab a drink?
I usually go to the Short North. I just moved down here, so I'm not real familiar with the area. I like the Arena District once in a great while. Around here, I go to the Pub at Polaris because it's got a great beer selection. It's got a good atmosphere with it, too.
What do you like to drink?
I drink wine. My favorite is the Franciscan Cabernet. Beerwise, I like Stella. Then, obviously shots. I like mostly vodka shots and I'm a big fan of the Cafe Patron.