| Mickey J. Hart
Paul has been a bartender for eight years and has proudly worked at Columbus’ only gay Irish pub for over four of those years. While at work, the patrons become part of Paul’s extended family. “My favorite thing about being a bartender is being able to serve friends and make new ones along the way,” he said. When not at work, much of his time is spent with his three children. Paul also makes time for the many sporting options the local LGBTA community offers. “I love the fact that there are all kinds of leagues such as softball, darts and bowling to get involved in. I’ve made many new friends this way,” he said.
Paul welcomes everyone to stop by Cavan during their extended Happy Hour each weekday from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. for $2.00 domestic beers, $2.00 well options and $3.00 call drinks. Stop by Cavan any night of the week and you will find an interesting mix of events and drink specials including karaoke at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays with $3.00 Absolut vodka drink specials. If you are in town for Pride, Paul reminds you there are plenty of Pride festivities (and Irish whisky) down on South High Street.
| MICKEY J. HART
Like its name implies, Club Diversity offers something for everyone. Rick Green, who has been a bartender for 11 years, adds to the mix. “I try to get a feel for each person to see how much I can banter or joke with them,” he said. Rick enjoys working at this unique bar in a converted large house in German Village.
For Rick, the best aspect of Club Diversity is the different people who stop in. “We are known for having a very diverse group of people on any given night,” said Rick. The bar’s interesting and diverse evening line-up clearly contributes to this. Rick invites you to join them for triple-feature movie night on Tuesdays, Thomas Crumley at the piano on Thursdays, free live music on the weekends and karaoke on Sundays. In addition to all this, the bar works with local theater companies on occasion who utilize their theater space/private party room on the second level for special shows.
It is easy to feel at home at Club Diversity, whether you are at the main bar, the front parlor, the back room or hanging out in the spacious backyard complete with patio and several seating areas. During the warm weather months, the backyard is the perfect place to enjoy one of their many martinis. Rick suggests you try their famous Chocolate Martini or the Tropical Martini.