Published on April 27th, 2017 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Joe Humphries

Name: Joe Humphries

Home town: Jackson, Mississippi

Bars where you have worked: Soulshine & The Apothecary (Jackson)

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? For pleasure

What’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Tequila

What is your most essential bar tool? Bar Key

Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown? City Grocery / The Apothecary

What are your personal specialties? Margaritas & Martinis

What do you wish people would order more often? Less often? Martinis. Moscow Mules.

What drink do you recommend to someone who doesn’t know what to order? Anything with Jameson or Tequila

Most famous customer you’ve ever served: JoJo Hermann (Widespread Panic)

Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe? Faulkner, anywhere and anything

If you’re in charge of the tunes in your bar, what music do you play? Grateful Dead

What’s the best live band you’ve seen in Oxford? Mac Demarco, it was crazy.

Favorite movie of all time: Good Will Hunting

Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really ever go 18 MPH? Patrick Willis, always.

Read any good books lately? The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake

Best joke to tell to a grumpy customer? We don’t serve bad attitudes.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? A guy with a boot mug

Favorite after-shift drink? High Life and a shot

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? Sitting at another bar. The Local Voice Ligature

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