Bartender of the week-Steven Gray Tatum
Name: Steven Gray Tatum
Bar: High Point Rockers Baseball at BB&T Point – Catalyst Club
Where are you from? Winston Salem
How long have you been bartending? 15 years
How did you become a bartender? After high school and some college in Wilmington, I worked as a bar back at a friends bar, then worked my way up to bartender.
What do you enjoy about bartending? I am very outgoing and enjoy being around people and love to mix drinks to help them have a good time.
What’s your favorite drink to make? Miami Vice, made with white rum, vodka, pineapple cranberry, and grenadine, garnished with an orange or lime peel
What’s your favorite drink to drink? Long Island Iced Tea, Stella Artois, and Miller Light bottles
What would you recommend as an after-dinner drink? Hennessy mixed with Grand Marnier, equal parts neat into a snifter glass with a splash of sprite and garnished with an orange peel and orange bitters.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen while bartending? Halloween Party at Castle McCulloch with beautiful painted ladies. Also thousands of party goers on the beach in southern Florida.
What’s the best/biggest tip you’ve ever gotten? $800 from Birdman and Lil Wayne and their entourage in South Beach. I also got a $100 tip from Oprah Winfrey at Maya Angelou’s last birthday party at the Millennium Center in Winston Salem.