Brittinie Anderson 4LMag April 13, 2015 Food & Drink Wonderland Ocean Pub | 5083 Santa Monica Ave. // San Diego Neighborhood: Ocean Beach | (619) 255-3358 // WonderlandOB.com by Steve Kang ORIGIN: I grew up in Ramona, I lived in Canada, then I moved back to San Diego. CREDENTIALS: Seven years. I started at the Madhatter Pub in Montreal as a shooter girl when I was 18 then became a bartender because the drinking age is 18 in Quebec. Then I started doing a lot of celebrity bartending. I was also voted best bartender in Montreal. I moved back when I was 22 then worked at Baily’s Old Town Temecula and then Dublin Square in San Diego. Now I work at Bassmnt [club] and here [Wonderland Ocean Pub in Ocean Beach]. SHIFTS: I generally work Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday days. WORDS OF WISDOM: My mom always said, “It doesn’t hurt if you don’t stop, the trick is to never come down.” HISTORY: I grew up with a lot of sisters living in the country. I like to travel all the time and go to new places and get a tattoo every new place I go. I’m working on becoming a licensed sky diver so I can jump wherever I go traveling. I have two dogs and a cat so it’s like a zoo when you walk into my place. I never want to grow up. I just want to have fun … that’s all that I do and care about. … Oh, and look at beautiful things. SIGNATURE DRINK: Casamigos Blanco DRINKS MADE TODAY Classic Greyhound (Hank Birdwell’s Vodka, agave nectar, fresh pressed ruby red grapefruit) Hand squeezed definitely makes a world of a difference. It’s FRESH and I like it, it’s so FRESH Raspberry Gold Rush (Dickel Whiskey, simple syrup, agave nectar, lemon, raspberries) Real raspberries … yes! It actually tastes like a liquid raspberry with actual floating raspberries. I’m not sure if I’m feeling metrosexual or lumbersexual right now. (Please see question No. 3 below.) Black and Stormy (I love our ginger beer and it’s a really pretty drink) It starts off really pretty then it gets really ugly; well, that is if you drink more than one. FIVE QUESTIONS 01 How many tats do you have and which is your favorite and why? Brittinie Anderson: 17. My favorite is the one that says “Love, Mom” on my hand in her handwriting. She passed away last year. 02 Can you beat me in a beer chugging contest if you had a half-pint head start? Yes, I am American. 03 Metrosexual or Lumbersexual Neither, because I want a guy who can build me a house. 04 How many dates do you have to go on before a guy can fart in front of you? Never, don’t ever do that because it’s not acceptable. 05 Why do you love Wonderland? The epic view. It’s like a paradise whenever I work. All the customers are happy, too. You get a free shot at sunset so that everybody can take a minute to appreciate what life is about. THE JOINT If you want to go to a casual beach bar where you can hang out with the locals or check out the droves of tourists, this is your spot. Interesting drinks and award-winning tacos certainly makes things more lively. The bar upstairs is fantastic on a nice sunny day.