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Hey Bartender – Maddy Olds

Hey Bartender
By Maddy Olds

So a guy walks into the bar….

I love people and this is the main reason I’m a bartender. It has nothing to do with the party life or the life of a bartender. I love to talk to people. I feel kind of like a psychiatrist. Bartending is really fun, and I like to try to guess what it is they might want. You can kind of get a flavor of what people are like. Sometimes I am right, sometimes I am wrong but if I have seen you once, I will never forget your drink.

I like making all of the traditional drinks. One night, I had a man who was about 90 come in and order an Old Fashioned, and he was skeptical that I could make the proper drink. He said “I’m having one and done”. So I went on my way and I looked over and the drink was gone. So he asked me for another one. I was so proud that he liked that drink. He had four of them. Made my night.

I love to make vodka drinks and that is my go to drink. If someone asks me to “make them something”, I will lead with a vodka drink. One of the strangest drinks I ever made was a Vodka and Campari, and I wondered why would anyone want to do that. I made it and he loved it. But one of my favorite things to make is the Boardroom Kitty. I tell them to be very careful as they are really good and they taste like a Starburst. Recipe is a secret, but I make a lot of them.

I love what I do and when you come here, you never have an unhappy Maddy. I love to be around people and the Boardroom is a great place to be. We are here for the old school, the new school and great get togethers. See you here.

Madison Olds
The Boardroom
1528 J St Modesto



Posted in: food & drink

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.