LETTER: 30A: Where it’s always happy hour

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 03:55 PM.

Tucked away into a seemingly perfect place, the locals of 30A are far from perfect. We are fortunate, happy, and somewhat replaced from reality. I wouldn’t change a thing.

I am a bartender at a very busy spot centered directly in the middle of this awesome place. Those around me work hard, and play harder. The hospitality industry thrives here and it’s somewhat a job in itself just to keep up with all the fun. Five years of this wonderful lifestyle has proved to be much more than just a bar job. I’ve made many wonderful friends, contacts, customers, and created incredible employee relationships.

Happy Hour comes here every day. Although it starts at 4, I take much pride in making sure that most are happy WAY before the clock strikes 4.

My bar is made up of an eclectic group, most of which have a severe dedication to whom they like and choose to spend their bar time with each day. At any given point, my bar will consist of the rich, the poor, the local, and the tourist. Most are happy, and some sad. But one thing is for certain, all of my regulars know that they will have a smiling face when they walk in and someone will ask about their day.

After all, isn’t that for the most part why people go to a bar?

All of my comrades treat their customers the same way. This is probably the reason we are successful. I believe anyone can get a job in customer service, yet it takes a person with a true heart to be good at it. And being good at it means you don’t even have to try. 

Having a good heart and a desire to make someone feel like someone is just something you have or you don’t.

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