Mistaken Identity

Mistaken Identity

Last week I had to endure a case of mistaken identity and this week people cannot be bothered to even remember who I am. Given, my bar is high volume and turns a lot of customers but I can damn well remember every regular, every story, and every drink. I...

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5 FAC T S A BOUT BARTENDERS

5 FAC T S A BOUT BARTENDERS

1. THEY’RE SMART ABOUT WHAT THEY SPEND MONEY ON. Berkeley, California-based bartender Nat Harry suggests considering a drink’s recipe before you shell out for topshelf liquor. “Any time you have a spirit that’s going to be the star of the show, like in a Manhattan or a Martini, you’ll probably...

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Can yo u believe it’s December already ?

Can yo u believe it’s December already ?

2017 literally flew right by. Amongst the chaotic running around and endless holiday parties, December is the busiest month out of the whole year for the service industry. It’s a time when customers are full of emotions: excitement, loneliness, happiness, disappointment and optimism, and we, as bartenders, get to witness...

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The Bartender Secrets Customers Don’t Know

The Bartender Secrets Customers Don’t Know

As with all professions, bartenders have insight into their workplaces that the rest of us can’t match. But given that the rest of us hang out at their workplace, we might benefit from learning a tip or two. We asked bartenders across the country: What’s one bartender secret that customers don’t know?...

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Co-worker from hell

Co-worker from hell

We’ve all heard the expression, “You can’t choose your family” and that’s true. Usually by default, we love our family regardless because we share blood or grew up down the hall from one another. Like the old Irish proverb states, “We can kick the shit out of our siblings but...

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But I’m alm ost 21!!!

But I’m alm ost 21!!!

Recently, on a rather uneventful night bartending, a group of guys sauntered into the bar and sat down. With one look at them, I knew they were underage. I asked for ID and immediately noticed one of the guys was already nervously clutching his, tapping it on the bar. I...

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What I Wish Customers Knew

What I Wish Customers Knew

Your bartender has a name that was given to them at birth by their parents. It is not “Baby”, “Sweetie”, “Sexy” or “Bar Maid”. Keep that in mind the next time you try to get your bartenders attention by obnoxiously hollering across the bar. Change, such as quarters, dimes, and...

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Yes… Bartending is a real job!

Yes… Bartending is a real job!

“What’s your real job”. Hard to believe but bartending is a “real job” done by real people. As bartenders we work as hard and as long as anybody else does. We just happen to be around a lot of liquor while doing it. Most people think that’s a perk of...

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BENDERS

BENDERS

Benders. They’re loads of fun when you’re in the process of alcohol overindulgence….but the post affects could cost you a lot of money, severe headaches, loss of appetite and sanity. Not to mention alcohol ridden 24 sweat beads and the leafy shakes. Friday night. It’s dead….and I’m looking at some...

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Drinking = Good for You

Drinking = Good for You

Yes, drinking is good for you. I mean, it can be if you do it correctly. Here I put together a list of drinks and their benefits so the next time your out it’s easier for you to make a conscious decision that you feel positive about. From aiding in...

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