Bartender of the week- Steve Flood
Name: Steve Flood
Bar: Boxcar Bar + Arcade (Greensboro)
Where are you from? West Deptford, NJ
How long have you been bartending? About six months.
How did you become a bartender? I started as a bar back and after a while I became eager to learn how to make drinks, so on slow nights during the week I asked a lot of questions and I had a few amazing bartenders teach me. And around six months ago Kristen Mantz gave me a chance and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it since.
What do you enjoy about bartending?: Easily the people I have learned from and the people I get a chance to work with every night. I’ve never worked with such a great group of people, they don’t mind answering all my questions, even on busy nights.
Favorite drink to drink? Sycamore Psychedelic Flow
What is your favorite drink to make? Anything new, being so new at this I really enjoy learning how to make new drinks.
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? Any drink when you are around family and friends. I’m simple, my go-to is an IPA or occasionally a shot of whiskey or scotch.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? A group of about 15 girls came in on a weeknight. They all ordered drinks, socialized and played games. After a few drinks, they all made their way to the bar to hang out. three of us were standing at the corner of the bar. As I walked away I made a comment that one of these girls would be crying in the next few minutes. By the time I got to the other end of the bar, this girl lost it. Not a single one of her friends seemed to notice at all. One of us told her friends they may want to check on her as they did and they took her outside. 20 mins later this girl made a full rebound and came back in like all in the world was good again.
What’s the biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? $50 from brother and sister who were moving to the area from California, it was right LeBron signed with the Lakers and we debated who was the goat. We all know it’s MJ.