Who has the best staff on the Island when it comes to late night bartending? You guessed it, Street Meet the American Tavern. Neil Beatty, our lead late-night bartender has been at it for over a decade, and his tasty cocktails, speedy service, and jovial laugh are proof of his experience. Recently Neil was honored by his favorite patrons, as well as the rest of the island, and awarded Bartender of the Year by the Island Packet Reader’s-Choice Poll. Over 155,000 votes were tallied this year during the poll and Neil had stiff competition all across the Island. We caught up with Neil after he was presented the award and asked him what his secret was. “Experience is a huge plus in this business, and I’ve got my fair share of it – but what I believe is most important is attitude. Maintaining a good attitude is essential in keeping customers happy and comfortable. Whether I’ve seen them a hundred times before, or for the very first time, I strive to keep my customers with a beverage in their hand, and a smile on their face.” Neil works Thursday through Sunday and can’t wait to meet you, so head on over to the tavern where the kitchen doesn’t close until 1:00 A.M. Street Meet, home of the Islands best bartender – call us at 843-842-2570 for directions and daily specials.