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Meet The Team: Robert Cousins

Name:  Robert CousinsRobert_Cousins_Meet_The_Team
Title: Lead Bartender, Riverboat Lounge
Hometown: Dubuque, IA

1. How long have you been with Hotel Julien Dubuque?

I have been at Hotel Julien Dubuque/Riverboat Lounge for the past five months.

2. What path brought you to Hotel Julien Dubuque? Please share a little bit about your professional background and what led you to this industry?

I recently moved back to the area after living on the East Coast for a number of years. I have always been involved in some aspect of “people business”; whether it’s been DJing, bartending, serving or management.

3. What are you most passionate about professionally?

I enjoy making a personal connection. Whether a guest is local or visiting, I try to make Riverboat Lounge their home away from home or a “Cheers” if you will. A lot of the bar business has become about only selling drinks. I believe a name, handshake and “How’s your day” are just as important.

4. What are you passionate about personally? What is your favorite way to spend a free weekend?

What is a free weekend? LOL! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my free time. I like to “reset” with short, two day getaways when I get the chance as well. I’m also a sports fan. This summer I plan to visit five to six different ballparks.

5. What are some of your favorite things to do in the Dubuque area?

I have only been back in Dubuque for less than a year, so I am still rediscovering the area.

6. What do you love most about Hotel Julien Dubuque?

I’m not a big fan of things that are cookie cutter and Hotel Julien Dubuque is anything but that! This is a unique hotel with a ton of charm and history. Its uniqueness is what attracts guest from all over the world and all walks of life. Plus, I get to meet them!

7. What is your personal motto?

“Learn something new every day.”

8. Describe your typical workday.

I spend most of my day mixing up fresh cocktails while meeting entertaining people.

9. Please share a go-to fun-fact about yourself.

I have never been out of the country, but Brazil is on my bucket list.