Jameson takes us behind the scenes to present 12 of Brooklyn’s finest bartenders – the heroes who make it all happen. Learn about the hidden talents and signature drinks, tips beyond tipping, and even hear some of their best bar stories. This week’s bartender: Tadhy Ferry.
What tip would you give a new bartender that you wish you had known?
Try to use the bathroom before the rush gets there.
What’s the first song on your bar’s playlist?
“[She Keeps on] Passin’ Me By” by The Pharcyde.
What’s your signature Jameson cocktail?
We make a spin on a whiskey sour using Jameson, which bestows upon it an extra friendly and drinkable character.
What’s your second passion outside of bartending?
I draw cartoons for fun and sometimes for the New Yorker.
Describe your bar in one word?
Have you ever been starstruck by a customer?
Lindsey Buckingham. Swoon.
What would surprise people about being a bartender?
Wine caps will slice your fingers up.
What’s the strangest drink request you’ve ever received?
Bloody Mary with a Cheeto garnish. Actually, that sounds great now that I repeat it.
What has bartending taught you about life outside the bar?
There’s lots of value to be found in chatting up strangers.
Check out more of Williamsburg’s coolest bartenders in the Bartender Spotlight, or find your own favorite mixologist at some of Williamsburg’s best bars: Alligator Lounge, Kent Ale House, Knitting Factory, Lucky Dog, Pete’s Candy Store, The Charleston, The Gibson, The Gutter, Skinny Dennis, Union Pool, Whiskey Brooklyn, Zablozki’s, Rough Trade, National Sawdust, Greenpoint Beer & Ale, Barcade, Brooklyn Bowl, Baby’s All Right, and The Craic. Please enjoy responsibly.