As a bartender, you either accept the gnawing feeling that you are putting your customers in danger – or you choose to ruin the party.
From the perspective of a disdainful bartender.
“It's not just about liquor—it’s about really putting your emotions in what you believe in and what you stand for.”
“It’s such a gift to make people happy and to be honest, make them drunk.”
Despite how unappealing the job sounds, applications have been pouring in.
We asked how it all worked out after committing career suicide.
Swedish-born bartender Oskar Kinberg of London’s Oskar’s Bar tells me how he progressed from serving vodka Cokes to mixing cocktails for Michelin-starred chefs.
For decades, "don’t talk politics or religion behind the bar" has been a common maxim for bartenders. But do these uncertain times call for a new rulebook?
I visited London’s Chelsea Physic Garden with bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana to find out more about his botanical cocktails, each one influenced by the ways in which plants can be used as medicine—or poison.
Grabbing your bartender’s ass is sexual harassment, regardless of gender.
Every bartender has someone who is slicing his fruit, marrying his well, passing him bottles, and trying desperately to stay the hell out of the way.
Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d'Oro is genuinely concerned that today’s modern-day mixologists are forgetting what bartending is all about: hospitality.