Behind the Bar: Ronald “Ron” Spohnholz
Ronald “Ron” Spohnholz
710 King Street
Old Town Alexandria
Ron stirs up the Ron “Bourbondy” Stay Classy Alexandria –
Evan Williams Bourbon, Clove Simple Syrup, Lemon, Ginger Bitters with a Pear Cider Float garnished with fresh rosemary.
How did you get started in the Bar Business?
I was a cop for 20 years in Alaska. When I retired I did what every cop wants to do, bought a bar.
What is your biggest bartender pet peeve?
My pet peeve is guests who move tables for no apparent reason. Not a big deal unless you’re old like me who keeps track of orders by table number.
What is the best/worst pickup line you’ve heard at the bar?
“You wanna to go fool around?” And…it worked….she’s my wife. And….she said it to me!
What is the cleverest thing a customer(s) has done to garner a free drink from you?
In Alaska, I had a few guests who arrived on horseback, tied up outside, came in to have a few beers and then rode off into the sunset.
Tell us an interesting story about an encounter you’ve had with a customer.
A few weeks ago I had a person come into the bar in a giant gingerbread man costume, said nothing…..then left.
If you could have a drink with anyone in the world, past or present, who would that be?
If I could have a drink with anyone it would be with Prince Ludwig of Bavaria who started Oktoberfest. He bought all the beer!
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One thought on “Behind the Bar: Ronald “Ron” Spohnholz”
Way to go, Ron. Keep enjoying your (and Our..old cops), dream!