Bartender of the Week: Backfin Bar & Grill

As soon as you drive over the bridge and enter Wildwood, directly to your left you’ll find Backfin Bar & Grill with a beautiful dining room, a great outdoor patio and a menu to thrill your taste buds. Head upstairs to the spectacular rooftop deck to experience a relaxing atmosphere with sunset views, and to meet our bartender of the week, Ken Snock!

Although Ken grew up in South Philly, he is now considered a local at the Jersey Shore. He moved to North Wildwood permanently after retiring, and is now in his second summer bartending at Backfin Bar & Grill.

Ken is no stranger to the restaurant business. His family owned Snockey’s Oyster House for 103 years, and growing up he had no choice but to learn almost every job there. He eventually fell into bartending at Snockey’s, worked his way up to bar manager, and then became an owner before the business closed its doors in 2015.

Now, Ken works in his “happy place” as he calls it, and he loves the people he works with and for. When Ken isn’t working, he enjoys spending time at the beach.

Come visit Ken at Backfin Bar & Grill and ask for his favorite drink, the Backfin Blues Cocktail. “It’s the perfect summer cool off when heat hits!” he explains. Backfin Blues’ Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 to 6 p.m. $4.99 appetizers are available Monday through Friday, and $12.50 Early Bird dinner specials are available Sunday through Thursday 3 to 6 p.m. Catch live entertainment at Backfin on the weekends!

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