Bartender of the Week: Jake’s Bar & Grill

This week, we decided to check out “the best kept secret in town” to find our featured local mixologist. When we stepped into Jake’s Bar & Grill in Villas, we were greeted with a casual, cozy atmosphere, an affordable menu and a friendly staff. Among this staff we discovered our bartender of the week, Bill Falls.

Bill grew up in Cape May County and still resides here today. He became interested in bartending after working as a barback at a nightclub in Philadelphia, so he decided to attend bartending school. He’s been serving up cocktails at Jake’s for eight years now, and he shares that he truly loves what he does. “Working here is great,” he says. “It’s very family oriented, and the owners really care about their customers. To me, this feels like home.”

When Bill isn’t behind the bar, he enjoys making jewelry – a hobby which stemmed from collecting stones at the bay and polishing them. Although he sells his pieces casually, he eventually wants to start his own business.

Come visit Bill at Jake’s Bar & Grill, open seven days a week year round. Jake’s Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring $1 select drafts. Bill loves making Malibu Bay Breezes for his customers, so be sure to ask him for one and pair it with one of Jake’s fresh specialties!