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Aaron B.: ready to grab the gold. (PHOTO: Katie Donoghue)

Bartender Olympian: Aaron B. of Brass Monkey


"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com – brought to you by Hornitos, OR-G, Party Armor, Red Stag, Absolut, Fireball and Malibu – is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun articles on bars and clubs – including guides, the latest trends, bar reviews and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!

As OnMilwaukee.com gets ready to host its fourth annual Bartender Olympics, you can prepare to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.

We've been profiling the participating bartenders over the last two weeks in preparation for the big night at Wherehouse on Thursday, March 1.

Cheer on your favorite bartender while they compete in four events, including the Pabst can stack, timed drink order, karaoke and the cocktail contest.

Special guests include 102.1's Kramp and Adler.

The event is free and features drink specials like $3 Dr. Fireball and Hornitos cocktails, $4 Absolut, Malibu, OR-G, Jim Beam and Red Stag Cocktails, $2 Pabst Tall Boys and free samples of Party Armor.

Plus, 2Cents and OnMilwaukee.com teamed up create a special Bar Month printed edition, which will be available at the event.

Here's a quick Q & A with bartender Aaron B. of Brass Monkey.

OnMilwaukee.com: How long have you been tending bar?

Aaron B.: Six years.

OMC:What are your shifts?

AB: Wednesday and Fridays.

OMC: What's your favorite Milwaukee bar (other than the one where you work)?

AB: I like The Bottle because it is provides a hometown feel, where you can walk in by yourself, and know people already there. The bartenders rock and know how to have a good time. They do A LOT for their community, which means a lot to me.

OMC: What is your favorite brunch spot in town?

AB: Cafe Centraal.

OMC: What's your favorite special or promotion at your bar or a bar you frequent?

AB: Service industry specials.

OMC: Have you served anyone famous?

AB: Nope.

OMC: What drink are you making for the Bartender Olympics?

AB: Brass Resort.

Brass Resort
2 ounces Jim Beam Red Stag
1 ounce vodka
1 ounce gin
1 ounce rum
1 ounce tequila
1 ounce triple sec

Lemon, lime, and orange wedge. Place in a shaker. Pour over glass with ice. Add sour mix with a splash of cola. Garnish with cherries.


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