Just who are these majestic creatures—these spirited characters—opening their hearts, at times lending their ears, and, always dexterously, competently muddling, pouring, mixing, shaking (pouring again), garnishing, etc, etc, etc. our beverages? Elbow up to this Pour-File and get to know Candis Hustus, who can be found behind the bar at Mango’s 2.0.

If you don’t know, Mango’s is a legendary beaches watering hole. And the newly renovated Mango’s 2.0 retains the establishment’s classic, laid-back, beach-vibes-swagger, offering cheap, tasty drinks in a non-pretentious atmosphere. If you haven’t visited Mango’s in a minute, it’s worth Beach Cruise-ing in to see say “hi” to Candis.

What do you love about your job?

We have the best staff to work with and we have some of the longest tenured regulars here at the beach.

You’re inside the bar and it’s burning down, you have enough time to save one item. What is it?

Since we don’t have any kegs here, I’d definitely save the tequila, starting with the Don Julio 1942 and whatever else I can carry in my arms. 

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen seen working behind the bar?

I do work at Mango’s so that might be a little too much for your issue. One time I watched a guy eat pickled eggs and beef jerky. He called it breakfast.  

If you could have a drink with anyone alive or dead who would it be?

My Grandpa, he passed a few years ago and to be able to have one more meaningful drink with him would make my day.  

Best Hangover cure?

Coffee, McDonalds, and a shot of 1942 Tequila. 

Mango Smashed: Stoli Crushed Mango, Gator Bite Satsuma Rum, Mango Puree, Ice