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Mike Ciminelli

Lead Bartender

Mike Ciminelli is originally from Rochester, NY. The youngest of 3 brothers he learned at an early age how to hold his own and keep pace. Potty trained at 8 months, riding his bike by 4. Left snowstorms for suntans when he headed down to FAU in Boca Raton, FL to attend college. While attending school he began honing his skills behind the bar when he needed a way to support his expensive habit of betting on the The Buffalo Bills. Moved to Austin, TX in 2012 and has been at Lavaca since coming over from our sister bar, the Rattle Inn, in 2014. Thinks John Cusaks' Better Off Dead is highly underated and tears up multiple times throughout Cuba and Deniros' Men of Honor. When Mike is behind the bar you are always in for good laughs, solid convo, and great drinks. Lives every day by the wise words of the great Marv Levy, "Where Else would you rather be then right here right now" and makes you feel the same way when your across the bar from him. Go Bills!