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Published on June 4th, 2012 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Mike Jaure of Rooster’s Blues House in Oxford, Mississippi

Name: Mike Jaure

Bar where you work and your shifts: Rooster’s. Find out when I’m not working and remind me 🙂

Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Oxford? I’m from all over, but I came here from Missouri. I’ve been living in Oxford since West Jackson was two lanes, so longer than anywhere else I’ve lived, I guess.

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? Women.

What’s your favorite drink? The Next One!

Where’s your favorite spot to sip? It’s not where you are but who you’re with.

What are your specialties? Classified.

Early alcohol experience: Jack Daniels – Sky – Jack Daniels – Toilet – Jack Daniels – Floor.

Most famous customer you’ve served: Joey Lauren Adams, Dexter, Kal Penn. That covers the ones I don’t need security clearance for at least.

Who would you most like to have a drink with? The original Drunken Master himself: Jackie Chan.

What have you been listening to so far this year? The Bands on Stage

What band could your ears not live without? M   E   T   A   L   L   I   C   A

Have you bought anything awesome at The End Of All Music? Yeah, but it didn’t fit in my CD player.

Favorite movie of all time: Dune (1984 & 2000 in tandem)

Favorite sport & team: Really? I live in Oxford and work for tips…

What mascot would you have picked for Ole Miss? Bacchus

Read any good books lately? Just finished the series: A Song of Ice and Fire up to the most current book.  Currently reading Steven Erikson’s Malazan series, Anne McCaffrey’s Pern series, and Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett.

What do you like best about living here? The villagers haven’t stoned me into exile… yet.

What would you like to see change in Oxford? A zip-line from the Courthouse to everywhere!

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? Hashers

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? I can’t remember…


About the Author

The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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