The Viking Room is a place where Lawrentians can gather to relax and socialize with students throughout- and across – the bar. Eight Lawrence students are currently employees at the VR, and five more are soon to join them. Student bartenders, along with the “rustic ambiance” of the space, give the VR its character and highlight the intimacy of the LU campus. The new employees have yet to be announced, but in the meantime here’s info on a few of your trusty bartenders. Months and/or years have equipped them with anecdotes to share, and wisdom for the heartbroken. Linda Pinto, Manager/Bartender Sophomore Major: Biology/Environmental Studies Favorite Drink: Sea Breeze Funniest Experience at the VR: “Whenever Ben Dictus comes in.” Sage advice from behind the bar: “Party at Suhayda’s!”
Patrick McEachern, Bartender Senior Major: Biology/Chemistry Favorite Drink: “Harsh shots bought for me by ‘friends'” Funniest Experience at the VR: “Ha. Sorry. What happens in the VR stays in the VR.” Sage advice from behind the bar: “Ya know that chick down at the end of the bar…? She totally digs you.”
Alison Miller, Bartender Freshman Major: Pipe Organ Performance Favorite Drink: Blurrecaine Funniest Experience at the VR: “When certain customers loose buttons on their shirts… But that’s part of the fun you should come see.” Sage advice from behind the bar: “What do you do?”
Colleen Detjens, Bartender Sophomore Major: Environmental Science Favorite Drink: “What? I’m not 21, I don’t drink…” Funniest Experience at the VR: “When certain people demand pitchers of monkey balls.” Sage advice from behind the bar: “Oh, don’t worry, that was totally smooth.