Lindsey Edwards, who works at Bubba’s Sports Bar in Warrenton, has been named best bartender for the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Edwards, now 30, started bartending at the Portway Tavern when she was 22. Two years ago, she joined Bubba’s, which is wedged between Fultano’s Pizza and the Warrenton Mini-Mart on Harbor Drive.
“I had my second daughter and I decided to come back to work. I knew a lot of people here,” she said of Bubba’s. “I’ve always heard it’s a great place to work, so I came and asked if they were hiring and got a job.”
The clientele at Bubba’s trends toward locals. Edwards takes a fairly straightforward and friendly approach to tending bar.
“I just really like meeting new people,” Edwards said. “I enjoy especially with our regulars, when they come in, knowing exactly what they want and having it ready for them when they get in the door. Really, it’s just a fun environment. Sometimes you can create relationships that last a long time.”
Bubba’s Sports Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The bar is located at 78 E. Harbor Drive in Warrenton.