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The Fanny Pack Is Back

The Fanny Pack Is Back

August 20, 2021

This week, we bring on two new guests, Heather and Jackie! Tune into this week's episode to hear about Heather's experience with a customer involving a fanny pack, dolphin shorts, and uh... beans? Also, let us know in the comments down below: are fanny packs back and here to stay?

DON’T MESS AROUND WITH THESE LADIES

DON’T MESS AROUND WITH THESE LADIES

August 15, 2021

Brandi brings her two amazing girls, Sam and Allie (who are sisters), to talk about their experiences working as bartenders. While the past episodes have featured bartenders from Newport Beach, these ladies are serving up in Fullerton and their bar tales are just as crazy!

 

Also, let us know in the comments down below: who do you think is the better tipper, the ladies or the gentlemen?

 

Sam and Allie from Heroes Bar & Grill: https://www.heroesfullerton.net/

Leaving a corporate job to be a bartender

Leaving a corporate job to be a bartender

August 5, 2021

Brandi talks about drag queen butthole bingo, Stanton and Wilson talks about how to get fired from a dive bar, Cash gets offered sexual favors instead of a monetary tip, and Brian's got a side hustle, selling t-shirts, literally off of his back.

We are back with more bartender stories featuring some of our favorite and not-so-favorite bartenders from Newport Beach. As always, we are joined by our lovely co-host Brandi Passante, who also has some crazy dive bar stories.

 

Cash from the Wild Goose: https://goosebar.com/

Brian from Cassidy's and the Wayfarer: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/restaurants/cassidys-bar-grill/https://wayfarercm.com/ 

Stanton from the Alley: https://thealleynewportbeach.com/ 

Wilson from the Beachcomber and Blackie's: https://thebeachcombercafe.com/ & https://blackiesbar.com/ 

Getting Naked in a Dive Bar

Getting Naked in a Dive Bar

July 29, 2021

In this episode, we have the Charlie's Angels of Dive Bars sharing more stories of all the craziest things that go down in bars... including one where people got naked. Let us know what you think in the comments down below!

 

 

Bar Tales with Cash and Jeff - bathhouses, go-go dancers, a goat, and a cougar

Bar Tales with Cash and Jeff - bathhouses, go-go dancers, a goat, and a cougar

July 22, 2021

Bar Tales welcomes Cash and Jeff, two of Newport's "finest" bartenders. If there’s a more thankless job than that of a bartender, we haven’t heard of it and these guys can prove it with the stories you will hear and more.

As you might be able to guess, a lot of these bar stories involve drunks getting their lights punched out, screaming matches, truly bizarre antics, and yes... goats! Yeah, it’s safe to say that these bar stories are pretty intense.

Baseball cards with Hall of Famer Chuck Finley

Baseball cards with Hall of Famer Chuck Finley

July 16, 2021

We're throwing it back to the 90's with Hall of Famer Chuck Finley as he shares stories of him and other baseball players. Chuck brings a sealed box of '91 Don Russ baseball cards given exclusively to the players, which Brandi pops open and puts Chuck to the test!

Let us know your thoughts and comment down below your favorite player from the Los Angeles Angels! We just might be able to bring 'em on a future episode.

Charles Edward Finley is an American retired professional baseball pitcher. He pitched from 1986 to 2002 for three teams in Major League Baseball, primarily with the California Angels. During a 17-year major-league career, Finley compiled 200 wins, 2,610 strikeouts, and a 3.85 earned run average. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_F...)

Watch this before you decide to buy an RV…

Watch this before you decide to buy an RV…

July 8, 2021

This week, Brandi and Hammer hang out with the guys from Mike Thompson's RV Superstore. If you want to know how to buy a new or used RV, make sure to check out www.mikethompson.com and chances are, one of these guys will be the one to pick up and help you out!

 

This comes to us at no surprise, but RV sales has been blowing up, especially with the popularized #vanlife and with more employers offering remote work. Campgrounds this summer is busier than ever.

 

Mike Thompson's RV Superstores has the best selection of new and used RVs and when it comes to service, these guys are the best. They're an A+ rated, award winning, full service dealership that's family owned and operated since 1972.

Dive bar stories with Brandi Passante

Dive bar stories with Brandi Passante

July 2, 2021

Brandi's back and she has some stories from the dive bar to share with Hammer and Troy. From talking about how great dive bars are, to the people you meet, and their best pick up lines, this episode was a great time. So grab yourself a beer, kick back, and enjoy the show.

 

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More Brandi:

CAMEO — https://www.cameo.com/brandipassante/ INSTAGRAM — https://www.instagram.com/brandipassa...

Hanging out with Brandi Passante from Storage Wars

Hanging out with Brandi Passante from Storage Wars

June 24, 2021

Our good friend Brandi Passante, who you may know as the star of "Storage Wars" and "Married to the Job," is here to hang out with our crew and talk about her experience with storage auctions. Brandi shares how to find the best storage auctions and some of the crazy stuff she found in storage lockers.

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More Brandi:

CAMEO — https://www.cameo.com/brandipassante/ INSTAGRAM — https://www.instagram.com/brandipassa...


Bar Tales with Amy, Mike, Cash, and Travis

Bar Tales with Amy, Mike, Cash, and Travis

June 17, 2021

We're back with our bartender friends from some of the best dive bars in Newport Beach and they have some crazy stories to share. We also talked about a guy who left a bar only to get hit by a car, how to get yourself on the bartender's good side so you get the best service, and rookie mistakes to avoid embarrassing yourself.

Make sure you go check out all the bars they're at and tell them Happening Now with Hammer sent you — and don't forget, a nice tip for your bartender goes a long way!

Amy and Mike from Blackie's By The Sea

Cash from The Wild Goose

Travis from The Elks Lodge

Check out Dive Fans by the Dive Bar Association https://divebarassociation.com/

 

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How to brand a destination city with Visit Newport Beach

How to brand a destination city with Visit Newport Beach

June 10, 2021

Gary is the President and CEO of Visit Newport Beach and co-author of Destination Brand Science. In this episode, he discusses what it means to brand a city and how Newport Beach really became a destination for tourists all over the world.

 

If you liked the episode, make sure you hit LIKE, subscribe, and the bell so you're notified when new episodes come out. Find hotels, restaurants, things to do, places to shop, download our free Newport Beach visitors guide and more at Visit Newport Beach!

WEBSITE — https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/

INSTAGRAM — https://www.instagram.com/visitnewportbeach

Bar Tales with Cash the Bartender

Bar Tales with Cash the Bartender

June 8, 2021

Hammer sits down with Cash, one of the best bartenders in Newport Beach, to share some of their favorite stories from behind the bar.

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