bartending

important lists

What Your Favorite Drink Says About You

From the perspective of a disdainful bartender.
James Greig
2.21.19
Munchies

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.”
Dario D’Avino
1.17.19
Booze

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
5.21.18
barbot

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.
Samantha Cole
2.26.18
Cocktails

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.
Johanna Derry
2.19.18
politics

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?
Al Sotack
12.29.17
Work

People Talk About Leaving Their Soul-Crushing Rat Race Jobs

We asked how it all worked out after committing career suicide.
Sarah Berman
7.19.17
Restaurant Confessionals

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.
Anonymous
4.1.17
Munchies

Male Bartenders Don’t Like Getting Sexually Harassed, Either

Grabbing your bartender’s ass is sexual harassment, regardless of gender.
Anonymous
1.21.17
bartender

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.
Al Sotack
1.13.17
bartenders

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.
Javier Cabral
12.9.16
Restaurant Confessionals

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.
Anonymous
12.6.16
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