Dressler’s Spotlight: Kevin McNamara

Meet Kevin McNamara, Bar Manager at Dressler’s Restaurant in Birkdale Village. Kevin has been with Dressler’s for 19 years. Kevin and his wife Liz live in Charlotte with their adorable six-year-old daughter, Maeve. Kevin (whose nickname is Kelvin) is an avid Buffalo Bills fan.

How long have you been the Bar Manager at Dressler’s? ”Long enough to have gone through three dish machines, 112 servers, two carpets, seven presidents, and 45 losing Bills’ seasons.”

What do you like most about your job? ”Building long term relationships with the guests and working with Jon Dressler.”

What character traits do you need to run a successful bar? ”Great listening skills, self-deprecation, and a sparkling personality.”

What are some of your favorite drinks to make at Dressler’s? ”Anything that is not made in a blender.  My specialties are ‘two drinks’–which are any drinks made with two ingredients such as vodka/soda and scotch/ice.”

What are some of the most popular drink requests from customers?  “Birkdale Breeze and Chocolate Martini.”

Why do you think people like coming to Dressler’s?  Quality, consistency, hospitality, and me.