Meet New Tampa’s Newest Bartender, Nathan Small
Small pulls pints at the recently opened PJ Dolan's Irish Pub and Grille on East Bearss Avenue.
New Tampa readers, here’s Nathan Small. Patch met him at PJ Dolan's Irish Pub and Grille, which opened three weeks ago.
- Works at: 2836 E Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL
- Joined: 3 weeks ago.
- Has been a bartender for: three weeks.
- Hometown: Lutz.
Patch: What made you become a bartender?
Patch: Since you started your career as a bartender a few weeks ago, how do you prepare special order drinks?
Small: When a customer orders something other than a beer or a commonly known drink, I use my drink book and look up the drink and follow the instructions.
Patch: Since you started bartending, have you encountered someone who was overly drunk?
Small: Yeah, the night we opened I got a couple of complaints about a guy being a little too loud and I had to go calm down the situation. The next day he came back to the bar and apologized for his behavior.
Patch: What is the weirdest drink you had to make?
Small: A customer asked me to make a ‘breakfast shot’. It has an array of alcohol like whiskey and after taking the shot, the customer took a shot of orange juice. It actually tasted like pancakes.
Patch: What do you like about bartending?
Small: I really enjoy getting to know people and have a great time learning how to make drinks. I really like it!