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Nightlife Winners

Best Bartender

Tiffany Houchins

Sam Holden

Rocket to Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave., (410) 235-7887, rockettovenus.com

Posted 9/16/2009

She's been at Rocket to Venus for a couple of years now, but Tiffany's passed us more drinks over more area bars than we'd care to admit. She doesn't juggle bottles or set things on fire, she doesn't try to buy her way into your heart with free drinks. She's the best because she's a master of the sacred contract between bartender and patron-- you can get a beer anywhere, what you're really looking for when you take a seat is a sense of community, a friendly conversation, a refuge from the workaday world. Always upbeat, quick with a kind word, Tiffany makes the wandering barfly feel welcome, and wherever she happens to be working, it becomes your local watering hole.

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Other Awards for Best Bartender:

Adam Thomas, 9/19/2007

Anna "Spooky" Makauskas, 9/20/2006

James Hafner, 9/21/2005

Tecla Podczaski, 9/22/2004

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