What Your Favorite Drink Says About You
From the perspective of a disdainful bartender.
How to Bartend When Your City Is Run by the Mob
I’d always joke to coworkers whenever a fight started, “Oh good! There’s wrestling on TV tonight.”
The World's Biggest Bartending Competition Is About More Than Gimmicks and Garnishes
“It's not just about liquor—it’s about really putting your emotions in what you believe in and what you stand for.”
Dan Q. Dao
This Bartender Robot Reads Brainwaves to Take Drink Orders
A toy EEG headset and a drink dispenser, hacked together as a mind-reading bar bot.
Poisonous Plants Are the Inspiration for These Intense Cocktails
Make an extraction one way and it could be a tonic; make it another and it could be toxic.
When Is It OK to Talk Politics at the Bar?
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?
People Talk About Leaving Their Soul-Crushing Rat Race Jobs
We asked how it all worked out after committing career suicide.
The Highs and Inevitable Disasters of Sleeping with Your Married Boss
As amazing and natural as everything felt as it was happening, I had no idea that messing around with your boss ultimately meant kissing your job goodbye.
Male Bartenders Don’t Like Getting Sexually Harassed, Either
Grabbing your bartender’s ass is sexual harassment, regardless of gender.
Barbacking Is Damn Hard
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.
LA's 'Godfather of Cocktails' Wants Bartenders to Be Nice Again
Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d'Oro is genuinely concerned that today’s modern-day mixologists are forgetting what bartending is all about: hospitality.
Just Stop Trying to Hit on Your Bartender
As a woman, there is no way around the ugly truth that comes with the objectification of us while making you drinks: it sucks. Though, It should not be accepted.