A writer and martial artist originally from Los Gatos, Dillon is the type of person who always wants to learn and grow. And that’s what makes him a great bartender. He’s a big fan of Islay Scotch, and his favorite drink is the Blood & Sand. When asked what he likes about the drink, he didn’t hesitate to say everything. “Aside from the virtually perfect taste and balance, everything from the name, to its origins in London at the American Bar, to the bullfighting movie it was created for, all tie together my Spanish heritage and adoration for England.”
On why he enjoys bartending: “In preparation for competing in Muay Thai, I have to worry quite a bit about myself in terms of regimen and use of time. But while clocked in, I only worry about caring for the people around me, whether that means having a friend and coworker’s back, or serving a customer in the form of making them a drink or listening to them when their day was filled with people who didn’t have the time to listen.”
Jason is new to the bartending scene. He’s been our go-to for prep and as a barback since we opened, and moved up to being a bartender in February. Jason’s biggest passion? Art. With endless mediums to choose from and unbridled creativity, bartending was an easy segway for Jason to keep active in art and find a new passion altogether.
“It was a home sweet home for an artist. It was time to explore, create, and craft with everything I had access to. Bartending is an absolute passion. With art in every drink, I never truly am working, but enjoying every minute of what I do for a living.”
Jason’s favorite drink is a Tradewinds and favorite drink style is Tiki. He’s a big fan of rum, specifically of anything from Plantations “wonderful assortment of products.” Catch him at Five Points every Friday and Saturday night.