"Bar Month" at OnMilwaukee.com is back for another round! The whole month of February, we're serving up intoxicatingly fun bars and club articles -- including guides, unique features, drink recipes and more. Grab a designated driver and dive in!
As OnMilwaukee.com gets ready to host the first Bartender Olympics, you can get ready to cheer on the competition by familiarizing yourself with future Milwaukee Bar Olympians.
Watch for profiles of all 10 bartenders over the next week and then catch the action at the Milwaukee Ale House on Thursday, Feb. 26. All in honor of friendly competition, cheer on your favorite Olympian while you enjoy deals on Ale House food and Maker's Mark, Jameson, Absolut Mango or Dr. Lemon drinks.
Here's a look at participant Jim Carney, a veteran bartender at G-Daddy's BBC.
OnMilwaukee.com: What's your favorite thing about working as a bartender in Milwaukee?
Jim Carney: People like to drink a lot. What else? It's cliché, but it's a city with a small town feel so you don't have a lot of people acting stuck up -- they're there just to have a good time.
OMC: If you could bartend at an establishment other than BBC, where would it be?
JC: I'd like to bartend in Chicago at Delilah's, just for the music and the people. I like the punk rock.
OMC: If you could serve a drink to anyone, who would it be and what would you serve?
JC: It'd be Iggy Pop and I think it'd be a coffee because he might be on the wagon.
OMC: Which artists would you put on your jukebox?
JC: Murder City Devils, The Dead Boys, Drag the River, Motorhead and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
OMC: In the competition you're going to be making a cocktail with one of the four sponsor brands. Which one did you pick and how do you typically serve it?
JC: Jameson, in abundance.