This week, rather than give you the rundown on a super special cocktail, we’ve decided to spotlight one of Cape May County’s premier mixologists. Pat hails from O’Boyle’s Irish Pub of North Wildwood where he has been tending bar for a total of three years. But Pat’s overall bartending career began over ten years ago. Bartending’s best features? “The customers…and the girls,” laughs Pat. His favorite “Pat specialty” to mix up is a classic O’Boyle’s Bloody Mary. Pat’s drink of choice, however, is a “wet and cold beer”. He likes Bud in particular, but doesn’t discriminate and appreciates brews of all brands. When he’s not keeping O’Boyle’s patrons happy with cold cocktails in hand, he loves to travel. “I like to head up to Atlantic City and play around there,” explains Pat, but he’s also made some recent trips to warm-weather destinations. “I just traveled to Bermuda not long ago. I went there for my honeymoon and my wife and I returned for our 30th anniversary,” he states. Pat also frequents Florida in his down time, escaping to the tropical climate when things cool down in south Jersey.
Catch Pat Wednesdays and Thursdays behind O’Boyle’s Bar and prepare for a few laughs. “I like to keep people on their toes,” he says with a grin. And that he does. Pat also invites you to get “happy” O’Boyle’s style with their extended Happy Hour 11 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday. Also be sure to sample one of the Bloody Mary’s that he so enjoys making for just $2.50 at O’Boyle’s weekend brunch from 8 am on Saturdays and Sundays.