Bartender of the week- Billie Harmon
Name: Billie Harmon
Bar: Fiddlin’ Fish Brewery
Where are you from? Reidsville, NC
How long have you been bartending? About eight years
How did you become a bartender? I was working a seasonal job and needed something until it started back up. I landed a hosting job because I had never worked in a restaurant before. Worked my way up, learned everything I could and boom, I was slinging drinks.
What do you enjoy about bartending? I love meeting new people and showing them a good time. So many people [do] brewery-hops in Winston now, so talking about Winston’s history, and places to go to is exciting since the city is growing.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Irish car bomb! No one’s reaction after taking one is the same.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Any type of New England IPA
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? I would go with a light beer and a fernet to sip on.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? I once told Luke Bryan that I had been moved to the bar and that I couldn’t wait on him and his crew. Told him just to come order at that bar. This was about one week before his song went to number one and everyone knew who he was. Whoops!
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? The best tip I have ever received was when I did a fundraiser, all my friends and regulars came by the brewery — raised over $2,000. My heart was very full that night.