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Know Your Bartender: Ivy McLellan of Bouré in Oxford, Mississippi


Know Your Bartender


Ivy McLellan

Bar where you work and your shifts: Bouré upstairs–Tuesday, Saturday, and random other days.

Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Oxford? I claim Oxford—went to high school here.

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? Social ineptitude. Boredom. It’s fun.

What’s your favorite drink? Gin, good beer.

Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford? Bouré (Boom Boom Room), Ajax.

Early alcohol experience: A friend’s grandfather’s gold label Jack. Driving without a license the wrong way down Main Street in Greenwood, Mississippi at 3 am.

Most famous customer you’ve served: Lunch Money Swagg Guild, Patrick Willis.

Who would you most like to have a drink with? Hunter S. Thompson

What have you been listening to so far this year? Dub-step and other electronic stuff. Diplo—Express Yourself.

What band could your ears not live without? Tribe Called Quest…still the best.

Favorite sport & team: N.O. Saints…Who Dat! And Milwaukee Brewers.

What mascot would you have picked for Ole Miss? Akbar

Read any good books lately? Fifty Shades of Grey (book on tape read by Fran Drescher)

What do you like best about living here? The people.

What would you like to see change in Oxford? Better public transportation after the bars…more parking for the University and the Square…alcohol on Sunday…later last call.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? High heels + vodka water = fail on the regular.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? Building my fembot. Looking for gold. Wearing trinkets. Club sandwiches, not seals…not really an activity. Tweaking my flying machine. Space piracy. Lunch Money-ing fools. Hood rat shit with my friends.

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