Jimi Denman




Leeds, UK


I worked in Mahiki Dubai and I've also been in Bianconiglio - Turin Italy, O'sharkeys - Alpe d'huez France, Viper Rooms & Moko Lounge - Harrogate UK and Vibes - Rhodes Greece. Now I work at Genting Casinos.


Jakes, Leeds UK. Always a good night. Blues Cafe, Harrogate UK. Gotta love the live music.


Aperol Sour, taste like a bunch of flowers. Could drink them till they came out of my ears.

Bad ass barman/rock n roll moment?

12 days after the smoking ban had started in Italy, I went  into work on my day off, I was met at the bottom of the stairs by the owner who showed me to a throne he had had delivered. After sitting down I was served a chilled bottled of Dom P, a bottle of Remy, and given an ash tray and 20 fags and told "you can smoke in here tonight". I was then called to the stage, given a guitar and a microphone, so I busted out “boy named sue" by Jonny cash. Probably the best it'll get, but I am still trying.

Ever done it on a bar?

Is my mum gonna see this? errrrrmmmm? no?

What's next for you?

Not sure yet, back to the mountains I reckon.  I miss the snow too much. Would love to end up in New Zealand, let me know if you are going that way.

Best/worst chat up lines you've heard at a bar?

Worst: "You look just like my ex" Still worked funny enough. The best bar far was when I was handed a bev nap with, sex? yes_  no_. (tick appropriate).

Tell us a secret or something we don't know?

There are more people alive on the planet today than have ever died.

If you were to make a barchick cocktail, what would you put in it?

Sugar & Spice Rocks glass 5 Lime Wedges, 10 ml monin sugar, muddled. Fill with crushed ice. 50 ml Green island spiced rum. 4 Drops of Tobasco Stir, top of with more crushed ice and garnish with a lime wedge

How do you like your Martini?

Still in the bottles or down the sink, not my bag, Gimmie a gimlet any day.

What did you want to be as a kid?

Pro Footballer or Fireman.