Behind the Bar

Brandon Wilson

Brandon serves up a Negroni De La Casa w / flamed orange peel
Brandon serves up a Negroni De La Casa w / flamed orange peel

How did you get started bartending?
Back in the late 90’s I worked at Bennigans.  One of the bartenders didn’t show up for his shift so I just kind of jumped back there.  I had no idea what I was doing but I had a blast!

What is your bartender pet peeve?
People who snap to get my attention!

What’s the best line somebody has used to get a free drink?
Wow- don’t even get me started, there are so many!

What’s the most memorable pickup line you’ve heard?
A guy just the other day looked at the young lady sitting next to him and calmly said ” I lost my number…can I have yours?”

Can you tell me an interesting story?
I served drinks to Stevie Wonder a couple times in National Harbor.  He really likes high end sake..quite a bit of it.  One night his wife looked at him and said “Stevie, I think you’ve had enough.” He turned toward her and smiled and said “It’s ok, baby, I can still drive.” Such a funny guy.

Who would you most like to sit down and have a drink with?
I’d love to have drinks with Chelsea Handler- I bet she’s a riot!

Brandon is behind the bar Wednesday through Sunday from 5-10 pm!
Bond 45
149 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD

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~ Written by: Chester Simpson
~ Photo Credits: Chester Simpson

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