Hailing all the way from Derry, Ireland, Paul McMenamin is one of three children. After graduating with a political science degree from Queen’s University in Belfast, Paul moved to Boston where he began bartending and managing at many well-known Boston bars and restaurants. He has been happily married to his wife Jodie for 15 years and they also have a Boston Terrier named Doc, who they think of as their son. Before joining our team, Paul was most recently the General Manager at The Sinclair.

Paul views his main responsibility as General Manager of our Kendall Square location as continuously motivating his team to do better and striving towards creating the best guest experience possible.

A little more about Paul…

Favorite thing about BBQ: The fact that it is as close as you can get to a family picnic in a restaurant setting.

Favorite thing about working for the Smoke Shop: My team. The people that I work with every day make it a pleasure to come to work.

Where we can find you on a day off: Hanging with Jodie and Doc in the back garden, at the local beach, or grabbing two bar seats at a restaurant that we haven’t tried before.