Published on October 30th, 2014 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Sean Bittick of The Wine Bar

bartenderHome town: Meridian, Mississippi

Bars where you have worked: Freddie’s Beach Bar (Arlington, Virginia), Frank & Marlee’s, Locals, The Wine Bar

In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? To cut the dust of the trail.

SeanBittickWhat’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Bourbon

What is your most essential bar tool? A good bar back.

Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown? At my friends Mac and Steve’s condo.

What are your personal specialties? Old school mixed drinks: Tom / Tim Collins, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, et al.

What do you wish people would order more often? Less often? More good everything. Less Bud Heavy, Bud Light & Mich Ultra. That’s not beer.

Early alcohol experience: Oxford, many moons past.

Most famous customer you’ve ever served: Dr. John Hailman.

Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe? Charles de Gaulle in Paris and we’d drink a three-year-old Malbec.

What have you been listening to this year? French Pop: Racine Carrée by Stormae.

Favorite movie of all time: Paris, Je T’aime

Favorite sport & team: Football (real football), Liverpool Football Club.

Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really ever go 18 MPH? Dr. Sara Wellman, and yes I do, at night.

Read any good books lately? The entire Badge of Honor series by W.E.B. Griffin. Actually, anything by Mr. Griffin.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? A male grad student dropped a pack of rubbers on the first date.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? If I could choose? I’d work for OPD or Lafayette County Sherriff’s Department while I finish my undergrad. The Local Voice Ligature

This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #215 (published October 23, 2014).
To download the PDF of this issue, click here.

Know Your Bartender- Brian Dorris
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