Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Eclipse bartender James Lake. Part two, a Q&A with Lake, will be posted tomorrow.
Cuddle up with a cuddle.
James Lake of Eclipse is no creep.
The bartender started working at the Delmar Loop hotspot as security last spring.
Working one's way through the ranks is standard at Joe Edwards' establishments, and it was only a few weeks before Lake moved into a position behind the bar. But not before learning some lingo on the floor.
Click through to watch a video of Lake making a Cuddle...
"These guys walked past me and one of them says, 'Let's go creep on some chicks.' I thought, truer words have never been said."
So when Lake asks if you want a cuddle, take a moment to hear him out because he's probably talking about his gin cocktail.