Thomas Waugh's Last Night at Alembic
I went into the Alembic last weekend to catch bartender Thomas Waugh on his last night. The ambitious young Waugh is heading off to the bright lights and no-2 AM-close of New York City, where he's already arranged to work shifts at such famous joints as PDT and Death and Company. Though his ultimate ambition is to end up in London, I have a feeling he'll be in the Big Apple for a while, so look for him on your next trip. As for SF, who will be our next Waugh? Well, to fit the mold, it's got to be someone with skinny legs, bizarrely mustachioed, a wild mop of hair and a penchant for vests and ties. Oh, and he has to be a great bartender. Godspeed, Thomas!
He's already starting to fade....
Thomas Waugh and bar manager bar manager Daniel Hyatt