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Coverboy: Shannon

Coverboy: Bartender Edition

Coverboy: Shannon Photo by Julian Vankim

Coverboy: Shannon
Photo by Julian Vankim

What’s the best tip you ever got?
The best experience I had behind the bar was when this couple came in, spent two to three hours drinking and stiffed me. Some random guy noticed how they were treating me, went to the ATM, withdrew $100 and gave it to me.

When you go to a bar, what do you order?
A shot of Fireball and a Woodchuck hard cider.

What’s your favorite cocktail to make?
Margaritas. I always squeeze fresh limes, and I add a little bit of orange juice. A little extra tequila never hurt.

If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?
The scar on my nose.

What’s your theme song?
“Jump” by Madonna.

You become master of the world. What’s your first act?
I would demand that people be kind to one another.

What are you most grateful for?
My family.

What would you die for?

What’s your motto?
“Live and let live.”

John Riley is the local news reporter for Metro Weekly. He can be reached at