found at: Mezzo Grill (Middletown)
What's the most awful music you have to listen to over and over again as a bartender?
Techno, to me, has the same repetitive beats and after a while it gives me a headache. Give me some variety. That's why I'd rather work the main bar or in the tiki bar because it's mostly techno upstairs in the club.
What happens when someone walks out without paying?
It can happen easily. That's why I take a credit card and keep a tab. If they don't want to give a credit card then I take cash immediately. If it's busy and someone sneaks off fast without paying, the money comes out of our tips.
What attracts people to this bar?
The 10-foot video wall, the tiki bar, the dance club upstairs. All three venues is what does it. Everybody loves to sit outside at the tiki bar and listen to live music. People can eat a nice dinner and watch a game in the restaurant/main bar, then they can go upstairs late-night to dance. There's a variety of stuff going on and there really is no specific age group.
Best ingredient for a spring cocktail?
Coconut rum, because it makes you feel tropical. We do a lot of frozen pina coladas, daiquiris and Blue Hawaiians.
Bartender Buddha: Nelly Burleigh from Mezzo Grill in Middletown
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