The girl was, perhaps, a wee bit drunk, but was convinced Justin Bieber was actually working at Scarlet in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
In reality, it was Kevin Neal, with longer hair that he now sports.
Neal, naturally, posed for photos and signed autographs.
Neal still laughs at the tale years later.
"The best part of my job is that I get to meet tons of new people every single night and listen to awesome DJs," Neal said. "I was working in sales after college and I hated the 9-to-5 schedule, so I decided to pick up a shift bartending in Wrigleyville. I ended up building a regular customer-base fairly quickly and was offered a full-time bartending position shortly thereafter."
Neal will celebrate his third anniversary serving 40s and slinging shots at Scarlet in September.
"I don't think the funniest stories I have are appropriate to print, but come into Scarlet and see for yourself how crazy it can get," he said, laughing.
Neal said his long-term career goal is to get involved in hospitality management and possibly own a bar or club. He also eyes a potential foray into professional poker. "I love Vegas and I love poker," he said.
"I have fun at my job, so it's kind of like being part of the party. Also, even though I sacrifice all my weekends for work, there is so much to do in Chicago, Sunday through Wednesday, that I still have plenty of fun on my days off."
Neal said the most difficult part of his job is the "crazy hours." Normal sleep patterns don't exist for those livingor workingthe bar life.
Neighborhood: East Lakeview
Favorite movie: Boogie Nights
Job title: Bartender at Scarlet
Hobbies: "Trying new restaurants, going to concerts, and traveling as much as I can"
Relationship status: Single
Favorite TV show; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, "or basically any reality show where I can live vicariously through some sort of housewife"
Favorite cocktail: The Moscow Mule from Luxbar in the Gold Coast
Little-known fact: Was the geography bee winner in 7th grade and competed in the Illinois state competition