Johnny Love Metheny On The San Francisco Bar Scene And The Pandemic, And What He’s Doing
From YouTube Channel: August 31, 2020 at 12:46AM
ONN – Johnny Love Metheny On The San Francisco Bar Scene And The Pandemic, And The Blue Light Cafe
Johnny Metheny, aka Johnny Love, is someone I have known since 1998. He’s known for opening a series of successful and legendary bar and grills in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, California called Johnny Love’s. Johnny is one of San Francisco’s legendary bartenders, a seasoned expert on the night life scene, and an all-around good guy. In 2004, Metheny sold his restaurants and clubs to launch Johnny Love Vodka, a line of flavored and ultra premium American vodkas.
Metheny got his nickname, “Johnny Love”, while a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his degree in Economics. Johnny was a member of three national championship rugby teams, and became a licensed stockbroker, but his true calling has been as bartender, club owner, and (I stole this from a book description of him but its true) a “purveyor of fine spirits.”
Johnny has owned and owns famous San Francisco bar and restaurant spots like Mayes Oyster House, The Grubstake on Pine, and the Boz Skaggs created The Blue Light Café, and Toy Soldier on Belden Place. He also has a book available called “Drinking Makes You Sexy – All The Most Popular Drink recipes” on Amazon, and “Guide To Bar Etiquette – No More Bar Fouls!”.
To talk about the Pandemic and its impact on the San Francisco bar scene and night life, I could not think of anyone better to talk to than my friend, Johnny. I welcome him to Zennie62Media.
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