Who’s Who: Davin Coutu, Bartender, The Oceanic
Who’s Who of Wilmington Today: Meet Davin Coutu, Bartender at The Oceanic
Originally from Morgonton, NC, Davin ended up in Wilmington when he decided to attend UNCW. He says his favorite thing about living in this area is being outside.
What are 3 words that describe you?
Outdoorsman, sarcastic and dedicated
What is your average workday like?
Interesting, it’s always different!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Interacting with people, I have a lot of regulars that come in and see me daily.
What is the most difficult part of your job?
Being prepared for the level of business this restaurant has, you never know what each day will bring.
Do you have any future goals for the company, and what will you do to achieve them?
I have recently had the opportunity to train new team members for the re-opening of the Oceanic at the Crystal Pier following Hurricane Florence. I also trained new staff in the opening of our sister restaurant, Oceanic at the Pompano Beach Pier. I enjoyed traveling and training our new staff for new store openings and developing people for their careers within our company.
- What is your favorite movie? Spaceballs
- What is your most embarrassing moment? Oh god, where to start?
- If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why? Breathe underwater! I love diving and fish.
- What is your favorite song out right now? My Maria
- Do you have any pet peeves? People with zero sense of humor
- What is your favorite quote or mantra? Look with your eyes, not with your mouth.
What are a few facts about your business that you would want our readers to know?
Oceanic has been a staple in Wrightsville Beach for a long time, but with the reopening in April, we were able to renovate the restaurant, introduce new menu items and craft cocktails to really bring new offerings to the restaurant that our loyal guests and locals were looking for. We have great wine on taps, which is one of the freshest ways to preserve wine, as well as our famous mojito!- right on tap. We have brought so many new and necessary changes to this landmark restaurant – everyone must come check it out, and be sure to say hi to me when you do!