Jake Berkey of Steak 954 on Red Wine and Diet Coke and ROK BRGR
What's your favorite spirit?
Whiskey, I like the versatility and complexity.
What is your favorite place to drink after work?
I like ROK BRGR; it has a great beer selection and food.
What's the best pick-up line you've heard at the bar?
"That's a nice dress. Can I take you out of it?"
"Do you come here often?"
If someone comes in and orders a Bloody Mary, you instantly think rough night.
Biggest pet-peeve while working?
I hate when people tap their glass to get my attention.
Who is your favorite local bartender?
Kelly Johnson at ROK BRGR; she always provides friendly service.
If I wasn't a bartender, I would be a cyclist.
Favorite kind of bar customer?
I like people who are friendly and open-minded, people who like to try new things and willing to let me try to create the perfect cocktail for their individual wants.
Least favorite kind of customers?
Close-minded complainers; they take all the wind out of your sail.
If you could make a drink for anyone, who would it be? And what do you think would suit him or her?
The President; single-malt scotch, neat.
Favorite thing about bartending?
I get to create and invent new material to work with and I get to meet people from all over the world.
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