0.5 min readBy Published On: May 22nd, 2012Categories: Features43 Comments on South Boston’s

Best Bartender

They mix a mean mojito, pour the perfect draft and make you feel like your the most important person in the bar.  Who’s your favorite Southie bartender?  Nominate your favorite bartender and tell us why they should win our first ever Caught in Southie Best Bartender contest.  Send your nominations to Maureen at [email protected].   We want to get to know Southie’s best bartenders and find out what makes them so special!

We’ll feature ten of the best and brightest and let the Caught in Southie readers decide in a good old fashioned poll. 

Bottoms up!


  1. GEORGE O'HARE May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I would have to say my best Southie bartender would have to be KENNY RYAN at L STREET TAVERN. he is courtious polite,knows what he is doing, friendly,always has a smile on his face,extremly professional.. maybe the reason he is speciel to me is the fact that when I was 19 and he was 5 I would babyset him and his two brothers a few times.  Kenny is also the type that is interested in  helping others , and has a good head on his shoulders.

  2. Dizzy May 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Mike Shaw

  3. Anonymous May 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Kenny Ryan at L Street. So happy to see everyone that comes into the bar, even if you haven’t been there for months chances are he will remember what you had to drink last time! Such a happy guy, even when things get out of hand he handles any issue with courtesy and ease.    

  4. Ryan Kitzmiller May 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Steve Tallent, Cornerstone.

    Always the best of them. Best goddamned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine. Or Portland, Oregon, for that matter.

  5. Joe Acumen May 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Stephen Tallent at the Cornerstone is hands down the best bartender around. He treats the crowd to funny songs on the jukebox that he pays for himself. Always in a good mood and would give his life for any person who comes in. There was even a heated incidient where a firefighter was being teased for an odor he was being blamed for and he eased the situation with a smile. He’s sleepy come closing time, but still laughing.

  6. John Deamon May 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    STEVE TALLENT at the CORNERSTONE is the best human being in your contest.  He can pour beer and laugh with the best of them. 

  7. Power May 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Melanie Dobson at Boston Beer Garden

  8. Cheryl May 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Kim Sweeney at the Shamrock definately!!

  9. Cheryl May 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Kim Sweeney at the Shamrock definately!
  10. Southie's Best Bartender May 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Kelly @ Stats

  11. mike May 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Laura at Local 149 hands down. Girlfriend can make a mean drink and looks good while doing it!

  12. Patricia Brogan Marsters May 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I think Lisa is teh best bartender  in southie   she works at The Corner Tavern     funny  fast and great personality  and great person

  13. Chrissie Watkins May 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Steve Tallent from the Cornerstone.

    He’s the tops.

  14. Anonymous May 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Buddy at Cornerstone. First off his name is Buddy, he is everyones buddy! He makes everyone feel comfortable, espically when you walk into a place that has some old timers in it. He is attentive, pays attention to your needs, and will listen to what you have to say. Even if you are driving him crazy.

    Buddy has been working at Cornerstone for most of life, Cornstone is his second home, and takes pride it. He is the true Southie Bartender.

  15. Kevin T May 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Jim Houlihan Tom English’s

  16. Fergie O Hanlon May 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Cheryl at the Quencher absolutely top class,we visit once a year for paddys,not only does she remember our names she remembers our round,wether it’s 5 or 50 she,ll keep it going,we love walking in and seeing her you know it’s gonna be a great night
  17. Joe Leeman May 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Linda Glennon Leeman of Seapoint is by far the Best Southie Born Bartender around. Linda has been working Seapoint for 15 years, waitresses on wednesday nights, and can be found upstairs in the function room for many of the functions. Linda pours a great drink, is very personable, never gets mad, and is the best wife EVER!!!  Lindas specialty drink for me is, Grey Goose, Soda, and lime, with a splash of lime juice!!!! Keep them coming HONEY!!!   XOXOXO JOE

  18. Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 12:24 am
    Kenny from L st no question!!
  19. Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 12:29 am
    Jim Houlihan at Tom English’s is the best bartender in Southie
  20. Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Jim Houlihan @ Tom English’s Is the BEST!

  21. Bobo May 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    My little boy tommy and my nephew Timmy mallet at the seapoint
  22. Anonymous May 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm
    First of all there are all of great bartenders in southie. It is hard to pick one but if I have to – it would be Kimberly at the shamrock No matter when you walk in she always has a smile for you. She personality is great and she just wanted everyone to have a good time. She’s the best
  23. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Steve Tallent at The Cornerstone Saturday Nights, hands down the best, they dont get any better!

  24. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Kim Sweeney down the Rock


  25. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The Shamrocks KIMBERLY SWEENEY

  26. Anonymous May 26, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    She’s fantastic

  27. Stephen May 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Kim Sweeney Shamrock!
  28. Anonymous May 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm
    None of this is Buddy. He’s always mad. If its busy, mad. Slow, mad. All he wants to do is smoke, drink and hit on some of the portly women of south boston.
  29. Big Willy May 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Stephen “The Eagle” Tallent at the Cornerstone is not only the best bartender in Southie but he is the best bartender in the friggin world. You should see this guy pour those friggin beers. Wow!!!!

  30. Lisa Gregorio May 29, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    I nominate Kenny Woods!
  31. john paul May 30, 2012 at 2:05 am
    jim houli at tom englishes
  32. Brian May 30, 2012 at 2:42 am

    laura and jason at Local 149 are the best! Can always count on them for a cold one and great conversation,

  33. Anonymous May 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Steve Tallent……

           Best Bartender in SOUTHIE hands down. He is always polite, always has a smile on and even when he is sick with flu he still has his game face on. He is sings along with songs we play on the juke box and people love him. Steve Tallent is def No. 1!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Anonymous May 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Ken Ryan serves up a mean sasparilla

  35. Anonymous June 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Ron Rumble – L Street Tavern!  Best Guy Ever!

  36. S. O'Connell June 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I never thought the bartender mattered until I was served by Steve Tallent at The Cornerstone…. Steve’s elequence, charm and good looks are rivaled only by the sheer magnitude of his volume.  

  37. Steve Tallent June 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    At the Cornerstone. Best guy, best place, best bartender.

  38. cstone June 10, 2012 at 12:30 am
    Steve knows how to pour a shot!!!
  39. I <3 Steve June 10, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Steve Tallent is the best bartender around…no one pours a better shot of the doctor. Saturday nights wouldn’t be the same without him
  40. Sue July 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    The most attentive and thoroughly professional bartender Southie has ever seen! Always has your drink ready when you’re ready!

  41. Kate July 8, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Peter at Franklin Southie

  42. M. Stevens July 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    the one and only… Mr. Peter Cipriani
  43. Gregg July 16, 2012 at 2:19 am

    Karen Attardo at Amrhein’s!

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