Considering that he’s opened two bars in the last year alone, it should come as no surprise that Bobby Heugel is having trouble staffing his drinking establishments. Now, he’s looking outside of Space City for the talent he needs.
In a lengthy screed posted to Heugel’s Facebook page, the bar empresario outlines his reasons for expanding his search outside of Houston. “Currently, it’s difficult to find bartenders in Houston,” Heugel wrote. “For whatever reason (actually, I know these reasons – it’s a common problem across the country, but that’s another conversation), we aren’t finding the right individuals for us at the moment.” As such, he’s encouraging bartenders from across the country to ditch their jobs and pack up for Houston.
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Perhaps it isn’t such a terrible idea. As Better Luck Tomorrow manager and Young Gun Alex Negranza told Eater last year, he made a split-second decision to relocate to Houston, and it was clearly a solid move. “I was kind of terrified. I'd only been to Texas once, and I didn't think I'd be there more than six or nine months," said Negranza. “"If you had said that I would one day call Houston home, I would've laughed at you. But I love it, I really do. It becomes part of your personality, part of who you are.”
It’s unclear whether or not Heugel’s search is part of a plan to open even more new bars, but in the meantime, don’t be surprised if bartenders from across the country don’t start flooding into Houston.