Venue of Employment: G.O.A.T Sports Bar
Job Title: Bartender
Instagram Handle: @relrayy
If not originally from Las Vegas, where did you move here from?
How did you start working in the nightlife or hospitality industry? Give a brief work history / background. I’ve always been super friendly and always loved drinking, so I figured bartending would be the perfect job for me. Started out at hustler club, Mandalay bay pool, and currently at g.o.a.t sports bar.
Now that you are working in the industry, what is different about your lifestyle?
I’m awake a lot later than normal people.
What does a typical day at work look like for you and what is your “normal” schedule?
I’m swing shift so 4pm to midnight. I wake up late in the afternoon, come to work, then usually get into late night shenanigans when I’m off.
How long does it take you to get ready for work?
About a half hour.
How many nights a week do you go out (to a club)?
I’m more of a bar/strip club person.
Who is your favorite DJ/performer in the Las Vegas market right now?
What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?
Crown and coke, or a shot of crown apple.
What is your secret cure to a hangover?
Sleeping all day.
What was the longest timeframe you have stayed awake? When and why?
Over edc weekend I slept about 6 hours total, the hours were crazy. Plus I had to wake up early the last day so I didn’t miss the golden knights game.
What do you enjoy most about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
Meeting new people.
What is your least favorite part about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
Dealing with angry drunks.
If you were not working in nightlife or hospitality, what would you be doing?
Honestly, i’ve never thought of getting into another career. Maybe real estate after I’m over it.
Do you have a mentor in the industry? If so, who? If not, who would you like to be mentored by?
I don’t. I love to bar hop and learn what I do and don’t like from other bartenders though, and then use that with the way I treat my guests.
Craziest or most memorable experience working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?
I worked at a strip club for 7 years, where do I start?!