Known for its stellar, extended Happy Hour and lively staff, Owen’s Pub of North Wildwood seemed like the perfect place to conduct our search for this week’s master mixologist. There, we met and quickly crowned Noel Haldeman. Noel has been tending the Owen’s Bar for six years now and has quickly become one of Owen’s most beloved characters. His favorite aspect of his Owen’s gig? “The customers,” he states confidently and with a smile. Originally from Horsham, PA, Noel now resides in North Wildwood year-round where and can best be described as a “family guy”. At Owen’s, Noel often works alongside his wife and other Haldeman family members.
He keeps it simple and classic when it comes to his drink of choice – a Miller Lite bottle. When Noel is off the Owen’s clock, he enjoys playing the green at Wildwood Golf & Country Club. Grab one of Noel’s potent Long Island Iced Teas or enjoy $.99 domestic pints at Owen’s “Happiest Happy Hour” from 11:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Thursday and 11:30 am to 9 pm Fridays. Or stop by and say hello to this week’s acclaimed bartender on a Football Sunday when Owen’s 19 hi-def, wide-screen televisions promise to keep you updated on every second of the big game.
By Megan Kummer