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Tom Stein likes people, but that's only part of being a great bartender. He's good at suggesting beers and recommending top-shelf booze, too, but that's not why we like him. The truth is, he made us like him. See, the man can read minds and bend wills. Or maybe he just knows a couple of classic Mensa brain teasers. Pick a number between one and 10, he says. Right, now multiply it, add to it, subtract from it, put your left foot in and shake it all about. Something like that. You're not going to beat him, but there's the promise of a free beer if you do, and you can count us among those who like the idea of matching wits while looking for a buzz. Drop owner Eddie Crane likes it, too — so much so that he's letting Stein and Roller Warriors announcer D'Nouncer Duane start a Thursday Geeks Who Drink trivia night at the bar. If you prefer the solo demonstration, Stein works Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and every other Wednesday. Ask him about his other great trick, the invention he calls the Man Table: custom-made wood furniture that conceals a refrigerator ready to hold 50 cans of suds. That makes him a master of illusion and a healer of marriages.