Creative Loafing Tampa’s HighBall cocktail event happens on Thursday, January 24, and we asked some of the bartenders slinging drinks to answer one question.
"If you had to use a song to sum up your bartending style, what would it be?"
Some of the answers were ironic (“Hotel California,” selected by No Vacancy’s Laura Moore) and others were cheekily related to actual cocktails (“Rock You Like A Hurricane,” selected by Errin Gowdy at Vinoy’s Paul’s Landing). One of the choices scared us (“Sicko Mode,” selected by the Crafty Squirrel’s Anthony Worms), but the best one-two belonged to The Avenue’s Madison Colmorgen and Solomon Sohn from Armature Works.
Colmorgen picked the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” while Sohn’s selection said what every bartender probably thinks in their head after a customer complains: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (by the Rolling Stones).
Crafty Squirrel | Anthony Worms
“Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott (Skrillex Remix)
Bar at Armature Works | Solomon Sohn
“You Can't Always Get What You Want“ by The Rolling Stones
Brew Bus Brewing | Chris Alexander
“My Friends And I“ by GRiZ (ft. ProbCause)
Pisces Sushi & Global Bistro | Jeanie Luce
“Bat Out of Hell“ by Meatloaf
The Bricks | Caroline Lease
“Noble Savage“ by Clutch
Casa Tina's Fresh Healthy Authentic Mexican | Samuel Vinson
“Get On Up“ by James Brown
Jannus Live | Matthew Camacho
“Friday Night (Going Down in Flames)“ by The Damned Things
Park & Rec | Terrance Devon
“Hotel Yorba“ by The White Stripes
The Living Room | Chris Artrip
“Stokin' the Neighbors“ by Lagwagon
Lorenzo Cardei | The Rez + L Bar
“Big Poppa“ by The Notorious B.I.G.
Paul's Landing at Vinoy | Errin Gowdy
“Rock You Like A Hurricane“ by Scorpions
The Avenue | Madison Colmorgen
“I Want It That Way“ by Backstreet Boys
The Landing | Corie LaGrande
“Flagpole Sitta“ by Harvey Danger
No Vacancy | Laura Moore
“Hotel California“ by The Eagles
Haven | Erin Green
“Body“ by Loud Luxury feat. brando
Iberian Rooster | Sean Shannon
“Livin' La Vida Loca“ by Ricky Martin