Bartender Spotlights at Capt. Mike’s

Bartender Spotlights at Capt. Mike’s

Capt. Mike’s just doesn’t have fantastic drinks and food, they also have some of the best bartenders in town, So we decide to shine the bartender spotlights on Jayla and Brandon and see what makes them two of Kenosha’s favorite bartenders…

How long have you been bartending at Captain Mike’s?

Jayla: 1 year.

Brandon: 7 years.

What do you love about bartending?

Jayla: The creativity, the artistry, and freedom I get to do with the cocktails and the different beers.

Brandon: People, and making cocktails.

Favorite band you’ve seen at Captain Mike’s?

Jayla & Brandon: Ivy Ford!

What do you love about Downtown Kenosha?

Jayla:  The ‘family’ atmosphere with the other Downtown Kenosha service industry employees.

Brandon: The Lake.

What is your favorite cocktail to make?

Jayla: Traditional Old Fashioned.

Brandon: Irish Coffee.

What’s your favorite meal at Captain Mike’s?

Jayla: Wings – with Mike’s Sauce.

Brandon: Mac and Cheese.

What’s the best advice you’ve received while behind the bar?

Jayla: Do not take everything so literal – keep it moving – brush things off.

Brandon: You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning — also, shots on Tony!

Tell us your best bar joke?

Jayla:  What’s the boob’s favorite snack?  Chest Nuts

Brandon: Why did the Little Mermaid wear seashells?  Because she didn’t fit into D shells.

What is your favorite drink?

Jayla: New England IPA – I love my IPAs.

Brandon: Aperol Spritz.

Know any bar tricks?

Jayla: No – Not at all! But I’ll learn!

Brandon: Bar dancing? Is that a trick? Or maybe it’s a treat!

Strangest tip you’ve ever gotten? 

Jayla: Origami Elephant, and a Jesus card from a pastor.

Brandon: Popeye’s Chicken coupon that had expired.

Capt. Mike’s is located at 5118 6th Ave.
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Q&A and photos by Donny Stancato ~ Edited by Jason Hedman
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(This article first appeared in Vol 16. #1 2023 Go Downtown Kenosha Magazine)