Look at You, Bartender: Phoebe Esmon. Bar Emmanuelle and The Yachtsman Bar, Philadelphia PA, USA
Phoebe Esmon. Bar Emmanuelle and The Yachtsman Bar, Philadelphia PA, USA
The feeling of focused stillness that comes from working as fast as I can. Like standing in the eye of a storm. Also the choreography of drink building.
What music do you like to play when you’re in the weeds?
Something energetic, that I can sing along to. I sing a lot when I am working.
What’s the worst thing a fellow bartender can do to you when you’re in the
Disarrange my mis or invade my work space
What’s the worst thing a customer can do to you when you’re in the weeds?
Wave a hand or a dollar bill in my face.
What’s the best thing you learned at high school?
How to defend myself with humor and wit instead of my fists.
What’s your favorite non-bartender-related book?
I don’t really have one. I have more a list of favorites, but The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, by Umberto Eco is near the top.
What’s your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?
Probably some sort of feline, or perhaps one of those water birds that is unbelievably awkward on land.
Tell us something that very few people know about you:
I have an uncanny knack for remembering all of the lyrics to all of the songs.