Featured bartender: Paul Kjelland of the Riverwest Public House

Molly Snyder gives the Public House some props while interviewing Paul on his first shift behind the bar:

Paul Kjelland makes OnMilwaukee.com featured bartender history with this interview. Kjelland is the first bartender to start his interview during the first minutes of his first shift behind the bar.

Kjelland, an artist and interior designer by day, will occasionally pour at the Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., which opened a couple of weeks ago. The Public House, the country’s second cooperative tavern, offers memberships for $40 a year or $200 for a lifetime membership. A membership, however, is not mandatory to drink at the bar, but members receive discounts on drinks.

(photo cred: Royal Bonde-Griggs)

OnMilwaukee.com: So you’re not even five minutes into your first bartending shift. Is there anything I could order that would terrify you?

Paul Kjelland: A lot of things could terrify me right now. But basically, let me quote Jeremy Prach (Riverhorse bartender) and say “a chocolate choo choo.” That’s anything made with more than two ingredients.

Read the rest of the article here: On Milwaukee

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