I used to work in the speakeasy 81LTD and it's big brother Salt Dog Slim's. Before that Santa Chupitos, Aloha, and Alma de Cuba, and of course the occasional disco shift at El Bandito. Now? Find me at Filter and Fox.
The ones that my friends work in. They know what I like to drink, hear, and talk about.
Probably a rye old fashioned, but whiskey and beer will do me just fine.
I once held a whiskey tasting for 25 consumers with 14 whiskeys, right before I had to judge a cocktail comp. The competitors must have fucking hated me. I had a moustache that tasted of Islay and was half a-kip for most of it. I thought I was winning.
Pourspouts are dangerous!
"Ay girl, bet you i could beat you in an arm wrestle"
Bartenders think too much of their position. The humility that good service requires seems to have almost disappeared. Hence, every comp you ever see is a bunch of bartenders w*nking each other off. Rarely do you find something that a regular guest would understand, let alone enjoy.
I'd tell you to Stein & Brine it. One stein of Dortmunder & one of Slim's classic chilli dogs. Then go upstairs for a Lucky Strike - a smoked rye old
1) Take gin, vermouth and olives. 2) Put them in the bin 3) Drink Whiskey
Not a kid