Bartender of the week- Krystal Hodges
Name: Krystal Hodges
Bar: Lee’s Brass Taps
Where are you from? Elizabeth City, NC
How long have you been bartending? 8 1/2 to 9 years
How did you become a bartender? My mom always told me when I became of age I should get into bartending because with my personality and my versatility to be able to talk to anyone, I had the opportunity to make some really good money. Needless to say, thanks mom!
What do you enjoy about bartending? Outside of the money, I’d have to say the people I meet.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Astro Pop, I love watching guests’ faces when I start to layer the shot, and then shortly after half the bar is ordering the same thing. I’ve also had several people tell me that they’ve tried ordering it from other people and they simply can’t duplicate mine.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Jameson neat, I love the good stuff.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? Royal F@ck, I mean who doesn’t want a f@ck for dessert?
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? I would say the time I watched a man smaller than me jump on the bouncer’s back, who was a minimum 300 pounds and 6-foot 6-inches, with the confidence like he was about to ruin my bouncer’s life.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? The biggest tip to me was the most meaningful when my regulars at Ham’s banned together on a gift for me for my maternity leave.