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!