Bartender of the Month

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My Village Pub (MVP)
5200 Ocean Blvd, in the Village / 941-777-6787

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a congratulatory clink of your drink to our January bartender of the month – Kelly.  Buffalo, NY is Kelly’s hometown and, you guessed it, she’s a huge Buffalo Bills fan! 

Following is a light-hearted Q&A with our island celebrity:

Q: Whats your bartending experience and how long have you worked at My Village Pub? What drink have you perfected?

A: I have been bartending for 12 years! I moved to Sarasota, FL in February and have been working at MVP since opening day in June! Since working at MVP I have perfected our Grapefruit Basil-Tini!

Q: What was the strangest or funniest experience you witnessed or were party to at work? 

A: Lets be real there are many strange experiences that can happen when you mix alcohol and good company! The best experience I have had at MVP has to be feeling at home while watching my hometown football team, The Buffalo Bills with fellow #BillsMafia! Win or lose we still booze! Go Bills!!

Q: Any hobbies, goals, etc. you enjoy when not working? 

A: I love to cook and craft in my downtime. I also enjoy beautiful beach days on Siesta Key!

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: I am outgoing and bubbly. I am passionate about my work and everything I love. I am ambitious and driven. Meeting new people truly makes me love my job as a bartender.

Q: What makes MVP a special place to visit? 

A: MVP Is the first sports bar on Siesta Key! With 37 TV’s, 20 beers on tap and an incredible staff you will never miss out on any of the action! Our perfectly crafted menu has something for everyone! Come in on for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and enjoy one of our specialty Build Your Own Bloody Marys! They are a meal in itself! 

Q: What special drink is MVP noted for? 

A: Delicious, tropical cocktails are our specialty!

Q: When is the best time for locals and visitors to enjoy your company at MVP?

A: I work evenings during the week  & daytime on the weekends! You can always catch me on Football Sundays cheering on the Buffalo Bills! #GOBILLS.

So next time you’re at MVP, and Kelly is your bartender, please be sure to raise your glass this month in her honor. 

Siesta Sand
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