Phil Maloney, Trident Grill
What’s your favorite drink to make?
Anything with “sex” in the title. The titles … distract me.
Savannah Douglas / The Daily Wildcat Phil Maloney is a bar tender at the Trident Grill. Maloney enjoys working during the weekdays due to regular customers and an enjoyable happy hour.
Who’s your most memorable customer?
Gabrielle Giffords. The actor John Heard, who’s in “Sharknado,” by the way. Assorted Navy SEALs.
What’s a drinking trend you’d like to see go away?
Cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon. I just think its time has passed, and I don’t think it’s particularly good beer and we happen to have 24 delicious beers on tap. Whenever I have to reach for a can of PBR, it just feels like a crime against beer.
What’s the best way to piss off a bartender?*
Just be extremely demanding when the bar is obviously busy, and you know I’ve already made eye contact and you know that I’m going to be with you in a second.
How do I make a bartender happy?*
Just the old Golden Rule: Treat others as you like to be treated.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever seen happen in a bar?
Someone being tattooed at the end of the football game as the result of a bet. Somebody lost a bet and had to have the opposite team’s logo tattooed. I think it was a Vikings loss to the Redskins.