Published on August 3rd, 2013 | by Nicol Jenkins0
Tricks of Trade- John “JJ” Judge, Bartender at Lucky’s Tavern
Everyone knows John “JJ” Judge for his larger than life personality and welcoming demeanor.
John has many regulars that come to Lucky’s Tavern in Fort Lauderdale each week to hang out with their favorite bartender.
“I try to make them laugh and keep them happy. I always have a smile on my face,” said John, who has been bartending at Lucky’s for over 2 years.
Working in the hospitality business for 24 years, John knows the tricks of the trade to keep his customers satisfied and having a good time. When you walk into Lucky’s Tavern, you are immediately greeted with a warm hello and JJ pours your favorite drink without even having to ask. John is more than just a bartender, he has become a confidant to many of his regular customers.
“I treat them like I’ve known them all my life. I’ve had a following for years. Most of my customers are regulars. I am a little bit of everything to them- their bartender, friend and someone to talk to,” said John.
Over the years, John has bartended at various South Florida bars. He especially enjoys working at Lucky’s Tavern.
“To me, it’s the staff. Everyone I work with is great. It’s a great place to hang out; and on the weekends, it’s party time,” he said.
Many of his loyal customers also work In The Biz and Lucky’s offers an ITB discount of 25 percent off your entire tab every night.
His advice to others who are working in the hospitality industry: “kill them with kindness!”
JJ works at Lucky’s Tavern on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights! Come in and see him for great service!
Lucky’s Tavern is located at 214 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. For more information, call (954) 356-8140.