Bartender of the week- Piper Blanks
Name: Piper Blanks
Bar: Axe Club of America
Where are you from? I was born in Hickory, N.C., but was raised in Stokes County, N.C.
How long have you been bartending? I have been bartending for nearly a year.
How did you become a bartender? Honestly, I just stood behind the bar and started taking over. I enjoy talking to people, and luckily I’m a quick learner because my bartending knowledge was limited in the beginning.
What do you enjoy about bartending? The rush! I feel like most people would say the customers, (which I really do enjoy each and every customer I get the chance to serve) but I really enjoy being busy behind the bar.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Axe Club of America does not serve liquor, but I do enjoy pouring all the drafts that we have! We rotate our drafts, so we usually always have something different to try.
What’s your favorite drink to drink? My beer of choice is a White Zombie! Rum and coke, when available, will always be my option number one.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? My choice of an after-dinner drink is red wine! You’ll only need one giant cup and it tastes delicious.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? Luckily for me, I have not witnessed anything super crazy ( yet!) my customers are usually really responsible and respectful. I have had a few run-ins with the stumblers and had to cut them off, which can always get a little awkward.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? I don’t kiss and tell but I will say that my customers do take care of me. I love being part of such an amazing facility, and I’m able to interact with my customers in so many ways that I’m just glad I can make sure they are as satisfied as they can be!