By CRAIG ALANIZ
South Padre Parade
La Hacienda, located at 202 West Tarpon, has one of the more impressive views of the bay on the entire Island. Boasting some of the best wine selections as well as unique specialty drink options, sunset specials at La Hacienda are from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., so when you’re done playing in the sand and enjoying the beach, you can catch the sunset and enjoy a drink from the floating dock.
This week’s bartender fills us in on the daily grind at La Hacienda.
Name: Melody Beck
Specialty Drink: I would have to say the ’57 Chevy.
What would you recommend to a first timer at La Hacienda: Pomegranate Margarita or the Cucumber Martini is what’s really good here.
Why La Hacienda: It is a very classy place and the drinks are amazing.
What is your favorite bartending day: Saturday is the best day because it gets so busy.
Who is your favorite bartender from film or television: I think Mack from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” I love that show.
What drink would you recommend for the awesome steak dinner: Mondavi merlot for that.
What is La Hacienda’s best asset: Well me, and the wonderful view of the bay.
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After summer, bartenders featured in the Beach Bar Beat will be rounded up to compete to be this year’s champion. To participate, you can vote for your favorite in the second annual South Padre Parade’s Beach Bartender Competition.
Feel free to join me for a drink when you see me working the Beach Bar Beat. It is a tough job, but someone has to do it.