Dougie Shucks Bartender of the Week

Bartender of the Week Dougie at Shucks


Bartender of the Week Dougie, enjoying his job with friends.

Our Bartender of the Week is Dougie!

Aka Doug Whitlock, Dougie Fresh or just Dougie, if you prefer. He was nominated by multiple people, so it’s obvious that he is loved and appreciated by many. I have personally been lucky enough to meet Doug and spend some time enjoying his unique bartender hospitality myself, and I have to say that I completely agree. He definitely knows how to make all of his guests feel right at home, and it shows when you walk into his bar at 3am and there is still a full crowd of happy customers.

Dougie has been serving up great drinks and making people laugh at Shucks Tavern on North Durango for around 5 years. His sense of humor, empathy and great work ethic have earned him the respect of his peers and the loyalty of his patrons – many visiting him several times every week, to try their luck at winning some money, eat some delicious seafood, or just have some cocktails or shots….


Dougie’s catch phrase is “shot a whaaattt?!!! – painted on a rock.

Or should we say….. “Shot a whaaattt?!!!”

Dougie is known to say this when people order shots, and we only wish you could hear it by just reading this! But, since you can’t, you should stop in to meet Dougie at Shuck’s and hear it for yourself. In fact, he might even let you take a picture with him and the “Shot a whaaattt?!!!” rock, as so many people have done and posted on social media. You’ll have to ask him where the rock came from, but I’m guessing that whoever made it for him loves the “Shot a whaaattt?!!!” and thinks that Dougie is as awesome and down to earth as we do. In fact…. We interviewed several of Dougie’s bar patrons, associates and friends, and this is what they had to say about him:

“He is amazing! He has an amazing memory, he’s caring, funny… Kinda the whole package as a person and bartender”

“Great graveyard bartender. Everyone loves him… Shot a whaaaatttt????”

“He is a great guy, funny, always on point, has a great heart when you need to talk. He enjoys his job and takes care of people with no problem.”

“Doug is the reason I look forward to shucks. He’s become more than just the bartender. He’sactually a friend. Any time I have a long day, I know that I can go hang with Doug and turn it all around. Doug is a man of the people and I’ve never seen him lose his cool. Everyone should be like Doug.”

Well, there you have it. You don’t have to take our word for it. Dougie’s loyal following speaks for themselves. Way to make your guests feel like friends and family, Dougie! You rock! Pun intended? Maybe.

Eat Some Oysters, Win Some Clams!

Stop in and check out our Bartender of the Weeek, Dougie Fresh on one of his 5 graveyard shifts at Shuck’s on North Durango. He works Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30pm until 8:00am. We are certain that you will enjoy some refreshing drinks, tasty food, and exceptional hospitality. You might even win some cash. So, stay up late one of these nights and check out our amazing friend. Besides, no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.*

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Dougie works Wednesday thru Sunday, 11:30pm-8am

We want to hear from you!!

Tell us about your favorite bartenders and help us reward your badass bartender friends for all their hard work and gracious hospitality. We want to spread the word about their bar & their shifts, highlighting their skills and strengths so other potential customers will know where to find them and their exceptional service.


You can send in your nominations any of the following ways:

Remember to include the name and location of the bar where they work, as well as your reasons for nominating them. Please keep in mind that we will need to get permission from that bartender before we post about them, so providing contact information will be helpful if you can share it with us.

*I stole this line from a meme on Doug’s Facebook page.