A weekly Voracious feature in which our writers walk into a bar and ask the bartender to make us his or her favorite drink.
Locale: Club Noc Noc, 1516 2nd Ave.#104, DOWNTOWN
Barkeep: Nick Theros, a 30-year-old who looks suspiciously young
Getting Seattleites drunk since: 1999
Um, wait a second. You're legally allowed to be behind the bar?! [Laughs] I get carded all the time. Even for cigarettes. Everyone in my family looks young.
Okay, if you say so. Then lemme get your favorite drink, son! (I can't help it, he looks like a cute little kid.)I just drink Jameson straight... but sometimes I mix shit in. Either way is fine by me. I'll give you the one with Ginger ale, coke, and bitters.
Don't take me for a straight whiskey drinker, eh? I work on '80s nights and that's when all the girls come in. They all want to drink Lemon Drops and shit.
I take it you're not a fan. It all depends on the night. But most of the time I'll just take 12-15 shots of Jameson.
Holy shit. That's a lot of shots. Really? Well... I eat a lot beforehand. It's not on an empty stomach.
Out of nowhere a woman who's been peering over my shoulder the entire time interrupts the conversation. "Why is she asking you all these questions?! She is RUDE." She points at me. "YOU AIN'T NICE!" She snarls and scurries out the bar.
Um, that was weird. Yeah, a little.
You must see a lot of crazy shit go down here. Anything particularly memorable? Oh man, for Halloween we had people come in and hang off shark hooks. Watching their skin... it almost made me throw up in my shoes.
Really? Did anybody actually puke? I definitely didn't stay around long enough to find out.