Barman of the Month – Issue 1

Artem

Moscow expat Life is proud to announce Bar Manager Artem Barman of the Month! Well known for his welcoming and friendly attitude, he is one of the reasons that Simple Pub at Smolenskaya—where he has been working for a year since the pub opened—has become so popular with expats.

Artem says that he likes to communicate, and communicate he does. He explained: “everyone is different, and making everyone happy is not easy, but that’s what this job is all about, and I enjoy it. Some people like schnapps, some like whisky or rum, but most like beer, after all we are a pub. Some guests don’t know which beer they want, so I give them a little degustation in special small beer glasses. People are a bit surprised sometimes.”

His favourite drinks are anything with rum in it: “rum is kind of exotic although you can make a lot of different drinks with it. It’s the elixir of life.” Moscow, Artem says: “is growing and developing. It never stops, it just halts for a while and then keeps on growing. It doesn’t matter what people say, it just keeps on growing.”

Artem is 23 and is single.

Simple Pub. Smolenskaya Ploshad 6, M. Smolenskaya