Meet Nicanor, Bartender at the M Bar
If you're thirsty, there's certainly no shortage of places to get a drink here at M Resort. One place offering a very cool atmosphere, one of the most spectacular chandeliers you'll ever see, and of course some of the friendliest staff in Vegas is the M Bar. One of those team members you'll find is Nicanor and we thought we'd ask him a few questions and share the answers with you:
What is your background: I've lived in Las Vegas for 20 years and previously lived in California. I'm Mexican/Puerto Rican and have been tending bar for about 10 years. I used to work at Red Rock before coming to the M and have been here since the day we opened.
What's the best thing about being a bartender: It's interactive and fun. I'm basically a psychologist for people, which can be pretty funny and interesting.
What's your funniest bar story: I was behind the bar getting a guests' drink and was really in a hurry - we were busy and I wanted to get the drinks out quickly. I was running around and got my pant leg caught. I didn't think it would be a big deal to tug at it…but I tugged and my pants ripped open. Needless to say, guests received a bit more than a drink that night!
I've heard a lot of funny stories - when people start drinking they tend to lose their inhibitions. I've seen people dance on table tops, lose their clothes and run into glass walls.
What's the biggest tip you've ever received: $300
What's the craziest drink order you've gotten: It's a known fact that bartenders despise frozen drinks. They take almost triple the time to make. With that said, one time I had an order with at least four or five frozen drinks. It was crazy, but it certainly wasn't pleasant to make all of them.
Who are some celebrities you've mixed drinks for: Tiger Woods, Charles Barkley, Suge Knight, Waynes Brothers (ordered Mai Tais)
What's your favorite drink on our menu: Sweet Crush - it's easy to make and easy to sell to the ladies. It has champagne and strawberries - what lady wouldn't love it?
What bars do you work at on property: I've worked at all our bars but now I'm at M Bar.
Do you get hit on a lot: Every once in a while.
What's the best pick-up line you've used or that has been used on you: Lots of ladies just ask to feel my muscles and pose for pictures with me. I'm not one to use pick-up lines on the ladies.
What's your sign: Cancer
What's the best experience you've had while working here: Met my girlfriend here.
What do you think is the best thing about Vegas: The city changes all the time and there's tons of things to do here. My favorite place here, when I'm not working, is to go to Firefly Restaurant.
What's one thing people don't know about you: I cut my own hair.
What do you do for fun: Wine tasting, exercise, dine out.