Bartender of the week-Anthony Castillero
Name: Anthony Castillero
Bar: 913 Whiskey Bar & Southern Kitchen
Where are you from? Greensboro, NC
How long have you been bartending? 10 years
How did you become a bartender? I needed a change of scenery. I started as a barback for a local nightclub called Much.
What do you enjoy about bartending? Being creative with ingredients and experimenting with different flavors.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Smoked Maple Old Fashioned
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Rum & Coke
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? Bees Knees, or an Aviation.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? Usually involves nudity or people falling downstairs, sometimes both. Unfortunately, I saw a lady tumble down a rather lengthy wooden staircase once. She tripped at the top and fell forward, head over heels all the way down. It sounded like someone dumping a bunch of baseballs down some stairs. Then she slapped the floor. Her husband called the next day to see if anyone found any teeth… We did not.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? A couple hundred bucks, but I’m a sucker for baked goods!