Old Town Crier

Behind the Bar- Jon Wilcox

 

Jon Wilcox

The Wharf

119 King Street

703-836-2836

Wharfrestaurant.com

 

 

How did you get started in the bartending business?

I was in college and needed a flexible job that paid well. I started tending bar and absolutely loved it!

What is your biggest bartender pet peeve?

It’s a toss up – tapping your glass on the bar or snapping your fingers….big no no’s if you want a drink!

What is the cleverest line anyone has ever used to get you to give them a free drink?

Cleverest line….hmmmm…a guy came into the bar one time and said he’d take pictures of me and put them in an old town magazine if I made him a Pisco Sour…it worked! Sound familiar Crier???

What is the best/worst pick up line you have ever heard at the bar?

They’re all bad! Be confident, be yourself, and go say, ‘HI!’

Tell us about an interesting encounter you have had with a customer(s).

Interesting encounters??? It’s like Vegas….what happens at the bar, STAYS at the bar!

If you could sit down and have a drink with anyone in the world – past or present – who would that be?

Chris Farley….SNL….c’mon!

 

 

 

 

Jon serves up a Pisco Sour – Peruvian brandy, egg white, fresh lime juice and simple syrup

 

Jon is behind the bar everyday except Wednesday and Thursday and takes Sunday off during Redskins season!

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