Published on June 4th, 2012 | by TLV News0
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…