Mixologist: Kristina Plant of O'Manny's Pub

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Hometown: East Liverpool

Years behind the bar: 5

What's the crowd like here at O'Manny's?

It's definitely a mixed crowd. It just depends on the day and who's working. We have a huge restaurant crowd that comes in the evenings. So we do service-industry night every night for them. They get a little something - a bigger beer than what other people get.

What do you like to do when you're not at work?

I like to go to the pool, relax and hang out with friends.

Where do you like to go when you go out?

I usually come here if I go out. I really don't leave this area very often. Once in a blue moon, I'll go Downtown.

I like to stay in my area because my cab's cheaper. I'll go to Outback sometimes, or Rendezvous, J. Lindsay's or the UA Pub.

What do you like to drink?

Mango vodka is my big thing right now. I like Strongbow a lot. That's about all I ever drink.

What do you like to listen to while working?

We have XM radio here and I've been on this '90s channel lately. It's fun and it always makes people happy.

I see you've got a Steelers purse.

I'm a huge Steelers fan. I worked in a Browns bar for four years so it sucked, but I dealt with it. Now, I work here and we kind of made this a Steelers bar.

Got any good stories from bartending?

Some guy came in trashed with his groceries and threw change on the bar and said, "Call me a cab." So, we called him a cab and he got kicked out of the cab before it left the parking lot. We were watching him walk back and we knew this was not going to be good.

He got in my face and started yelling at me to call him another cab, and I told him, "Dude, that's not my responsibility."

I ended up calling the cops and he stood on the curb waiting for the cops with his groceries. He was like, "This will be a free ride home for me."

What's the best cure for a hangover?

My best cure is a fountain Pepsi - some ibuprofen and a fountain Pepsi.

Tina's J-Lady

Kristina Plant's Signature Drink

1 1/2 oz. cherry vodka

1/2 oz. Watermelon Pucker

Splash of orange juice

Splash of Sprite

Mix and shake with ice

O'Manny's Pub

2524 Bethel Rd., Northwest Side


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