Brad Goocher and Ken Ho are bartender’s bartenders. Tune in as they talk shop with Damon Boelte on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy. The three beverage professionals kick back and discuss various aspects of the industry – from service to style. Brad tells the fascinating story on how he got his unlikely start in bartending and Ken elaborates on how his palate changed depending on where he worked. Listen as Damon, Brad and Ken share their thoughts on what good service should be and why the role of the bartender is a unique one in the hospitality business. This program was brought to you by Edwards VA Ham.



“Many times people want to be engaged [at the bar] and that’s a beautiful thing we’re able to do.” [15:00]


“As far as drinks go – my goal is to make them as delicious as possible. At the end of the day I want the drink to taste as good as possible.” [16:00]


–Brad Goocher on The Speakeasy


“The great thing about bartending that’s different from serving is that you can sit down and have a conversation with your customer at a bar. You can’t do that at a table.” [18:00]


–Ken Ho on The Speakeasy