This is my second in a series of Bartender of the Month spotlighting bartenders at Sipps Bar in Gulfport. Kyle Simmons has been a part of the Sipps team for two years. Unlike many stressful jobs he has had in the past, Kyle says being a bartender at Sipps is wonderful. He is part of a community and family. He fell in love with the place and the city.
He credits his being a good bartender with the sheer fact that he has a passion for it. And you can tell in the professional way he presents himself to patrons. As I like to say, he will get you a cocktail quick and fast! He has a great demeanor, a witty personality, and great cocktail crafting skills. One of his most notorious concoctions is called Kyle’s Sweet Seduction. This delicious libation should nod the trick and has quite a few liquors in it. Very seductive.
When asked what makes working at Sipps so wonderful, he says, ’The community feels like a home. We do not think of this as a job. This is a safe home with no judgment and we all have each other’s’ backs. We also have some of the best drag shows on the Gulf coast.“
You can find Kyle working Tuesday through Saturday. So take a ride to the Gulfport and let Kyle serve you up some of his Sweet Seduction. Sipps is located at 2218 25th Avenue.