Meet the Main Tap Tavern Crew
Mike has been our longest running bartender here at Main Tap Tavern; he is even one of the first 10 VIPS. He got out of the Marine Corps in 2006 & has been bartending ever since. He has worked a fine dining steak house, nightclubs downtown, was an instructor at a bartending school, the lead bartender at the V lounge in Viejas Casino, & learned his Craft Beer knowledge from working at the famous Liars Club. With Mike‘s animated personality & efficient bartending skills, you are sure to have a great time whenever he is working. Mike is a huge fan of West Coast IPAs & has a special place in his heart for Sour Beer. Tell him what you are in the mood to drink & he will find the perfect beer or cocktail for you. His favorite breweries are: Alpine Brewing, Russian River & Dogfish Head.
Born in San Diego, and Raised in the heart of El Cajon, Courtney is our youngest bartender. With her extravagant personality, spunkiness, & great people skills, she has found a comfortable home working with the craft beers here at Main Tap Tavern. Working at the tavern part time, she also manages & chefs at a small Italian Restaurant in La Mesa. When she manages to get a day off from both of her jobs, she is kickin‘ it at the poolside or you can catch her at the Roof Top bar in Ocean Beach. We are thrilled to have her on as a part of our team, & are excited to see what type of environment she is bringing for our patrons to enjoy!
Katie was born, raised, and educated in Illinois. Apart from her job as a personal assistant, she spends a lot of time reading and watching movies. She is thrilled to be back behind the bar after a few years away, She says, "it’s like coming home." Katie loves to learn, and is learning to love the world of craft beer. A new fan of brown ales and an old fan of wheat beers, she reserves the right to judge IPA’s on a individual basis. Katie is also a great hand at cocktails and shots- so don’t be afraid to challenge her or yourself to try something new when you come in!
Jason loves good beer, good music & good people…& also loves lamp. He has been a door guy here at Main Tap Tavern for almost a year now, but Main Tap has been his bar since the day they opened the doors. He plays guitar in the local San Diego metal band “AGHORI“ (which should be said with a deep growl in your voice). They don‘t always play local shows, but when they do, they‘re usually here. He‘s always open to talk movies, TV, music, art, beer or movies, as long as it doesn‘t distract him from his work. So come hang out! He is lookin‘ forward to seeing all of you out here soon for some good times & a stomach full of the tastiest beer around!
Born & raised in San Diego, Steven first started coming to the bar as a customer about 4 years ago. He loved to try all the different beers out there, & so far his favorite breweries have been, Belching Beaver, Mother Earth, Big Sky & Shipyard. He currently works Saturday nights as he works with the USPS Monday thru Saturday mornings. He states that it is always a great time for him when he comes to bartender at Main Tap Tavern.
Kenny was born & raised in San Diego & has been behind a bar for almost a decade. Kenny was the first hired here at Main Tap, but left for a few years to work on his appraisal business & to bartend at a country club. He is glad to be back to the best beer selection in East County. His hobbies are extract home brewing, music, golf & time travel. Kenny‘s favorite beers come from breweries such as Lagunitas, Societe, Ballast Point, Deschutes, Port, & Mother Earth to name a few.
Citra is in charge of our food waste management & greeting new comers here at the tavern. She may be skittish but food is the key to her approval! When She is not feeling so hot, she highly recommends the staff and accommodations at Ranch San Diego Animal Hospital.