Chris Barrett, Oklahoma City, 12 years in the industry
Where did you grow-up, and what was it like there?
I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. It was very suburban-y.
Where do you work and what do you do there?
The Bar @ Ludivine. I'm the bar manager.
What is the most rewarding part of your career?
When I make a drink for someone and they like it.
What is your favorite bartending moment?
I was stirring a drink in front of a lady customer wearing a low-cut blouse when a piece of ice popped out of the mixing glass and flew right down her cleavage. I couldn't make that shot again if I tried.
What do you do to relax outside of work?
I go to someone else's bar.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" - Dean Martin
Advice you could offer to others:
Know your history, study the classics, taste everything, always be learning. And, be nice. It helps.
Who do you look up to and why?
Damon Boelte. Cause he's like a foot taller than me.
Tell us something unusual or unique about yourself that we might not know.
Chicks dig me because I rarely wear underwear and when I do it's usually something unusual.
What does the future hold for you?
Damn, if I knew that...