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See Adam Griffin of The Monkey Bar compete in this year's Bartender Olympics March 1. (PHOTO: Katie Donoghue)

Bartender Olympian: Adam Griffin of The Monkey Bar


"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 Adam Griffin of The Monkey Bar:

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

Adam Griffin: Four or five years.

OMC: What's the most important tool behind the bar?

AG: Me and dice.

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

AG: I go to The Bubbler because it has a good mix of people, solid juke box selection and real good food. The Bashaws take good care of ya.

OMC: What's your favorite brunch spot?

AG: Cafe Lulu has a really good tuna sandwich and good service.

OMC: Have you served anyone famous?

AG: Nope.

OMC: What drink are you making for Bartender Olympics?

AG: New Fashion.

New Fashion
A lemon and two cherries
Squirt of honey
Two ounces Red Stag Honey Tea
Ginger ale
Shake well


Talkbacks

Aardvark | Feb. 29, 2012 at 8:58 a.m. (report)

I loved the original Monkey Bar location (where the Bomb Shelter moved into), but the current location lacks the monkey theme and the character of the old place IMO.

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