Behind the Bar: Frank aka Frankie Koval
#5 Cameron Street
Old Town Alexandria
How did you get started in the Bartending business?
I started out by waiting tables for Steak and Ale Corp aka Bennigans and it mushroomed from there until I landed at Blackwall Hitch.
What is your biggest bartender pet peeve?
A disorganized bar.
What is the cleverest line anyone has ever given you in order to get a free drink?
Back in the day before my time with Blackwall Hitch, a woman asked, “How much are the tickets to the gun show?”
What is the Best/Worst pick up line you have overheard at the bar?
Man says to a woman, “You must be able to bench a lot.”
Tell us about an interesting encounter you have had with a customer during your time behind the bar.
I guess it was handing Michael Jordan 4 bottles of Jack Daniels and 2 bottles of Jose Cuervo for his table.
If you could sit down and have a drink with anyone past or present, who would that be?
Ronald Reagan. I admire that man for everything he’s ever done.
Frankie is behind the bar Monday and Tuesday night, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday day.
The Dirty Hitch Martini – Kettle One, Tabasco, Olive Juice, Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives
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