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Bartender of the Month

Name: Steve Norton
Hometown: Youngstown, OH

Q:  What’s your bartending experience and how long have you worked at Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill?  What drink have you perfected?
I’ve been bartending for 7 years, but employed by Gilligan’s for 14 years.  I’d say the drink I have perfected is a Bud Light Draft.

 Q:  What was the strangest or funniest experience you witnessed or were party to at work?
One drunken night, 12 years ago and a few shots in me, another person and I took tiki torches and ran through Siesta Village as if we were carrying the Olympic torch. 

Q:  Any hobbies, goals, etc. you enjoy when not working?   
I enjoy watching Pittsburgh sports and traveling to do so.

Q:  How would you describe yourself?   
Sarcastic and (fill in the blank)

Q:  What makes Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill a special place to visit?
Gilligan’s knows how to throw a party. 

Q:  What specialty drink is Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill noted for?
Gilligan’s “shipwreck” is tropical, but dangerous.

Q:  When is the best time for locals and visitors to enjoy your company at Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill?
I typically work at Gilligan’s Thursdays through Mondays from 7 p.m. to close. 

Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill
5253 Ocean Blvd., in Siesta Village

941-346-0310
www.gilligansislandbar.com