Published on February 15th, 2015 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Hugh Jones

Home town: Colfax, Washington


Bars where you have worked: Sangria, Mingles (Moscow, Idaho), Blind Pig Pub & Deli (Oxford, current)


In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? Sun is up/down.


What’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Whiskey, beer.


What is your most essential bar tool? Glasses.


Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown? Hyde Out Tavern (Colfax, Washington)


What are your personal specialties? Whiskey


What do you wish people would order more often? Less often? More often: whiskey. Less often: carbombs.


Early alcohol experience: 14 years old, drinking Kokanee and jumping pick-ups over the hills of HughJonesWhitman County, and pulling a friend on a saucer (device for sled-type activity) through stubble fields. Almost killed Cody Herman.


Most famous customer you’ve ever served: Ben Power


Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe? Dr. Howard S. Becker; Hunter S. Thompson; Major T.J. “King” Kong, The Bomb.


What have you been listening to this year? Goodnight Girls (new Unwed Teenage Mothers album)


Favorite movie of all time: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


Favorite sport & team: Idaho Sportsorcity Sportsball Sportcercisers


Who’s your favorite Rebel? Mary Wollstonecraft


Read any good books lately? Acts of Resistance, Pierre Bourdieu


What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? “He hasn’t even had that much to drink, he just ate six Klonopin.”


Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? In my office, or anywhere but a church. The Local Voice Ligature

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