Readers of this blog know that while I’m married to Boston, Provincetown is my mistress who I run off to every chance I get.
After visiting Provincetown for so many years, I’ve developed some friendships with several of the bartenders and I thought I’d feature a few of the men who pour me a stiff drink in a tribute post.
Joel Zea is one of my favorite bartenders and someone I consider a friend. Joel is part of the Crown & Anchor staff and divides his time between the Wave Bar and The Paramount Night Club. This crazy Puerto Rican is as sweet as sugar so be sure to say thank you when he hands over your drinks; manners matter.
John Bosco and I attended the same small Catholic college. Ironic that I felt so alone while I was there and all along this handsome upper classman was on campus. John works at the juggernaut also knows as The Boatslip which holds massive Tea Dances everyday. Those fruity drinks John is making are a signature drink called Planters Punch.
Flavio Nogueira works at the iconic Atlantic House which is actually just referred to as the A-House in Ptown. You will usually find Flavio on weekends making drinks as fast as people can order them out on the back patio. This affable bartender will perk up noticeably if you say “Obrigado”, Portuguese for “Thank You” when he hands you your drinks.
Chase Wyatt is one of the many friendly faces you may know if you’ve been coming to Provincetown for awhile. Chase is flirtatious and fun to hang out with if you have the opportunity. This season Chase is at the Velvet Lounge – a newish bar in Provincetown. This Californian transplant who calls Ptown home pours a mean drink.
There are many other bars and bartenders and if you have a favorite I’ve overlooked, I’d welcome you to leave a comment. Should you go to any of these bartenders, let them know BosGuy says hello and leave them an extra buck or two to show your appreciation.