Local barkeeps sound off.
Behind the bar: Tues., Fri., Sat. and Sun. nights.
Michael Mariani, For Pete’s Sake, 900 S. Front St. 215.462.2230. forpetessakepub.com
Likes: Polite people, girls that drink good Bourbon, 2 a.m.
Dislikes: Rude people, loud college girls, customers you haven’t seen in a long time who come in at 1:45 a.m. and want to hear your life story.
Behind the bar: Wed., Thurs. and Sat. nights.
Katie Loeb, Oyster House, 1516 Sansom St. 215.567.7683. oysterhousephilly.com
Likes: Customers who take advice. “I’m a trained professional. If we don’t have Miller Light or Cabernet, or whatever it is you normally drink, I can undoubtedly come close, but you need to communicate with me.”
Dislikes: Your cell phone. “If you can’t engage with me, I have 10 other customers that need my attention right now. I’ll get to you if and when you decide to be engaged in the process.”
Behind the bar: Mon. nights, Tues. and Wed. happy hour, Thurs. and Sat. afternoons. ■
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