I absolutely LOVED being a Guest Bartender at the Fifth Street Brewpub a few weeks ago and thought I should share my experiences to encourage other people in the community to give it a try.
Probably the hardest part was deciding which charity I wanted the proceeds to benefit. I decided on Daybreak, a 24 hour emergency shelter for Dayton’s youth. Daybreak also provides a ton of other services to help homeless youth find the resources and skills they need to help improve their situation. I had an opportunity to visit Daybreak a few days before my event and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision – this organization is providing a truly amazing service to the Dayton community.
When I arrived to start my “shift” I had a chance to learn how to pour beer from the tap, enter the orders into the computer, and where to find the appropriate glasses for members vs. non-members. Of course, I spent most of the time walking around discussing Daybreak and taking donations, but every once in a while I would head back behind the bar to take a few orders (I was a tad embarrassed of my beer pouring skills, but they improved a little by the end of the night).
By the end of the night, I didn’t want to leave (pouring beer and not drinking very much of it takes its toll on you) so I stuck around long enough to enjoy an Ermal’s from Warped Wing, my beer of choice for the evening.
I can’t wait to be a Guest Bartender again someday! In the meantime, I can enjoy helping out many more charities by attending other Guest Bartender events every Monday starting at 6:00pm. Check out Fifth Street’s facebook page for all of the details each week.Fifth Street Brewpub 1600 E 5th St Dayton, OH 45403 (937) 443-0919
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