Crystal Gerig has three rules for successful bartending:
Fake it until you make it.
Being able to multitask is huge.
And be aware of everyone. “Make sure people are in a safe environment,” she says. “Make sure people are happy. And still take care of your work.”
Adhering to those three simple rules may be why Gerig, 28, pulled the most votes for Best Bartender in Lane County in an online Eugene Weekly poll last month. She works four days a week at Eugene’s Horsehead Bar, 99 W. Broadway.