5. Omar DuPree, Alexander's Tavern

<b>Age:</b> 29
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<b>From:</b> Canton
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<b>Bartending experience:</b> Six years; four at Alexander's Tavern (710 S. Broadway; <a href="http://www.alexanderstavern.com" target="new">alexanderstavern.com</a>)
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<b>What makes a good bartender?</b> A good bartender is someone that is attentive, personable, fast, efficient, a great salesman, charismatic, understanding, funny, intelligent, patient and easygoing. You have to be a person that can handle people at their worst and at their best. You have to be a therapist, a best friend, an authoritarian, a baby sitter, a psychologist and ultimately a human being.
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<b>Weirdest drink request you've ever received?</b> Smash Bomb. The drink was made up by a buddy of mine and one of his friends, and consists of a shot of cherry vodka and a shot of Jagermeister together in an eight-ounce glass topped off with half a glass of Red Bull. It sounds as nasty as it tastes -- trust me.
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<b>The best way to get your attention at the bar?</b> Be patient and polite. I respond to people who are not overly anxious and rude.
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<b>The worst way to get your attention at the bar?</b> Holding money or a credit card in your hand and waving at me or walking up and interrupting the conversation that I am having with another customer. 
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<b>If you could make one drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?</b> A dirty martini. I respect the acquired taste that one has to develop to appreciate a good dirty martini. 
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<b>The most rewarding part of your job?</b> Besides the money, of course, it would actually happen to be the people that I have met during my time behind the bar.
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<b>Your favorite place to get a drink (other than your own bar)?</b> The Wharf Rat in Fells Point and Dougherty's in Mount Vernon.
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<b>Describe Baltimore's bar scene in one word.</b> Bottomless.

( Jazmine Johnson / Baltimore Sun / November 14, 2013 )

Age: 29

From: Canton

Bartending experience: Six years; four at Alexander's Tavern (710 S. Broadway; alexanderstavern.com)

What makes a good bartender? A good bartender is someone that is attentive, personable, fast, efficient, a great salesman, charismatic, understanding, funny, intelligent, patient and easygoing. You have to be a person that can handle people at their worst and at their best. You have to be a therapist, a best friend, an authoritarian, a baby sitter, a psychologist and ultimately a human being.

Weirdest drink request you've ever received? Smash Bomb. The drink was made up by a buddy of mine and one of his friends, and consists of a shot of cherry vodka and a shot of Jagermeister together in an eight-ounce glass topped off with half a glass of Red Bull. It sounds as nasty as it tastes -- trust me.

The best way to get your attention at the bar? Be patient and polite. I respond to people who are not overly anxious and rude.

The worst way to get your attention at the bar? Holding money or a credit card in your hand and waving at me or walking up and interrupting the conversation that I am having with another customer.

If you could make one drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? A dirty martini. I respect the acquired taste that one has to develop to appreciate a good dirty martini.

The most rewarding part of your job? Besides the money, of course, it would actually happen to be the people that I have met during my time behind the bar.

Your favorite place to get a drink (other than your own bar)? The Wharf Rat in Fells Point and Dougherty's in Mount Vernon.

Describe Baltimore's bar scene in one word. Bottomless.

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