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The Last Word with Jonny Shaw, bartender at One Goose Entry

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THIS ROLE?
About a year.

DESCRIBE A TYPICAL DAY?
I would start about 2pm, set up the bar, organise stock and do any necessary prep for service. My menu changes every week so there’s always something to do! I’ll check my bookings and call them all to confirm before opening the bar at 5pm. From 5pm, it’s my job to make the drinks, tell bad jokes and ensure everyone’s having fun. Depending on how busy I am, finishing time varies but I’m usually done about 2am.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
I worked on the bar in Zen.

ENTERTAINMENT
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Sherlock
FAVOURITE FILM: Donnie Darko/The Godfather.
FAVOURITE ALBUM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
FAVOURITE BAND: The Killers
LAST BOOK READ: The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz
FAVOURITE CELEBRITY: Barney O’Kane

SOCIAL:
FAVOURITE FOOD: Christmas dinner
FAVOURITE RESTAURANT: La Taqueria
LAST HOTEL YOU STAYED AT: Hotel Moxy Berlin
LAST BAR/NIGHTCLUB YOU VISITED: Berts Jazz Bar
FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD: Florida
INDOOR CONCERT OR FESTIVAL: Festival
LAST HOLIDAY: Berlin

DRINKS:
FAVOURITE HOT DRINK: Coffee
FAVOURITE SOFT DRINK: Ginger beer
BEER OR CIDER: Beer
WHITE OR RED WINE: Red
WHISKEY OR BRANDY: Whiskey
GIN OR VODKA: Gin
COCKTAILS OR BUBBLY: Cocktails

WHAT FOUR PEOPLE WOULD YOU INVITE TO A DINNER PARTY?
David Bowie, Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington and Bruce Springsteen

ONE ITEM YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
Caffeine

WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE OF YOUR LIFE?
Charlie Day

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL JOB?
Owning my own bar.

FAVOURITE QUOTE?
60% of the time, it works every time!

THE MOST IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNT?
Never expect anyone to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!

INSPIRATION IN YOUR LIFE?
Max Dennis, my old bar manager in Australia.

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