Bartender of the week- Colin Beggs
Name: Colin Beggs
Bar: Dram & Draught
Where are you from? Tallahassee, Florida.
How long have you been bartending? A year and a half.
How did you become a bartender? I started from the bottom as a barback.
What do you enjoy about bartending? I like the people. There is always someone to talk to.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Gold Rush. It’s a modern classic that people are always surprised by.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Boilermaker. Just the basics— a beer and some whiskey.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? A Maserati is always a good choice. The digestivo Ramazzotti with some smokey mezcal over ice. I have to say thanks to Jordan over at Alma Mexicana for turning me on to that one (best bartender in the Triad).
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? Thankfully, the bar I work at is not a terribly wild place. I haven’t had to break up too many fights or throw too many people out. But we did have a Russian customer who spoke zero English ask every employee multiple times for more vodka after he’d been cut off. He eventually stole someone’s Uber and sped off into the night.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? A couple different $100 tips but nothing too crazy.