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Behind the Bar: January 2020

J.C. Caballero, Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon

J.C. Caballero

What is your favorite shot to make? To drink?
Favorite to make:  Mexican Candy—Watermelon Pucker, Tequila, and hot sauce.
Favorite to drink:  Jameson’s with a pickle back.

Where is your favorite place to drink when not on duty?
I don’t usually go out!  But I would say Crocker Bar.

What is a current bar drink trend you’d like to see end?
I’m cool with all drinks. Some of them I’ve never heard of, but I am interested in making them for the first time.

What are you best known for?
Being down-to-earth and easy-going.

What is the best and worst holiday to work?
Best holiday to work is Labor Day, and the worst is Christmas.

Biggest tip from one customer?

Who are the hardest customers to please?
None—you just need to know there are so many different personalities, and treat everyone with respect.

If you weren’t a bartender, what career would you choose?
Well, I work as an interior designer during the day. But I wouldn’t mind being a professional male dancer, if you know what I mean.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have two rescue dogs, Milo and Frida.

What is the best part about working at Neon Boots?
I love the owners—Debbie, Jim, Fernando, Rodney, and Ron are the best in Houston, indeed!

Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon
11410 Hempstead Road


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