After years of working in tiki bars around town, Andy Sharf is glad he finally found air-conditioning behind the bar at the newly reopened Overseas Pub and Grill in Marathon. When someone comes in looking for his specialty, he suggests his fresh watermelon jalapeño margarita, made with house infused jalapeño tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, agave nectar and watermelon. “It the perfect kind of sweet and spicy,” he said, (kind of like him.) “It balances out well.”
He personally infuses 10 different liquors and has on hand things like bacon-infused vodka and a honey pecan-infused bourbon. In September, Overseas will be opening its liquor store and will offer deliveries.
“The bulk of business is local Marathon people,” he said of his favorite part of working at the bar. “It’s an eclectic mix of people I get to hang out with on a daily basis.”
The bar also offers a chill rail, covered in Florida Keys “snow” to help keep drinks colder longer and the beer is chilled just shy of freezing. They offer 60 different craft beers.
Andy moved from the Outer Banks in 2010. When he isn’t bartending, he is spending time with his daughter, four-year-old Peyton, and “wifey” Betsy, or hiding his ginger-ness from the sun in the Content Keys with friends from Slamtime Charters.
Overseas Pub and Grill is located at MM 49 and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., serving food until midnight.