Raising The Bar: Michael Fox

By Ambar Ramirez


Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, my favorite type of hero is the one who pours a strong one and doesn’t ask questions. And no, I’m not an alcoholic, just a 23-year-old facing the brutal reality of adulthood. Anyway, this story isn’t about me — it’s about Michael Fox.


Fox started bartending by bar backing at the Top Golf in St. Johns Town Center. While bar backing, Fox was able to get a glimpse of the inner workings of a bar and what being a bartender is like. From there, he worked his way up and became a bartender.


And while Fox has plans of getting a job in cyber security, his journey with bartending did not stop at Top Golf. This year, Fox is bartending at Jacksonville Jaguars football games. He quite literally started from the bottom and is now bartending at not one but two sports complexes. 


Now I’m sure you have a lot of questions, like how did he go from bar backing to bartending or how did he go from bar backing at Top Golf to bartending at the football stadium? Don’t worry, I got the scoop. 


Click here for the full interview.

About Ambar Ramirez

Flipping through magazines for as long as she can remember, Ambar Ramirez has always known she wanted to be a journalist. Fast forward, Ambar is now a multimedia journalist and creative for Folio Weekly. As a recent graduate from the University of North Florida, she has written stories for the university’s newspaper as well as for personal blogs. Though mainly a writer, Ambar also designs and dabbles in photography. If not working on the latest story or design project, she is usually cozied up in bed with a good book or at a thrift store buying more clothes she doesn’t need.