There are lots of things that make a good bartender. Personality, sense of humor, and knowing customers by name are certainly some of them. As are those who can pour a draft beer with a perfect head, or those who linger a little longer over your glass as they eyeball a shot.
Most importantly, a good bartender knows when someone has had enough, and will personally make arrangements to make sure everyone gets home safe.
And in that vein, we want to know who's your favorite bartender in Santee and the surrounding area.
Tell us your favorite cocktail maker or beer maid in the comments section below, and we'll put them into a Readers Choice poll — ready for you to vote to help us determine the local favorite.
Unlike what the theme song of Cheers tells us, you don't have to go where everybody knows your name. But if your bartender does, that's a special feeling.
The deadline for nominations will be Monday, July 9.