3 BARTENDERS REVEAL THE DIRTIEST SECRETS ABOUT THEIR JOB

3 BARTENDERS REVEAL THE DIRTIEST SECRETS ABOUT THEIR JOB

Get the straight scoop from the mouths of real mixologists BY MARKHAM HEID &  CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE Ever order a gin and tonic, but think your bartender only heard ‘tonic’? Or maybe you’ve wondered if there’s a guaranteed way to get your drink quicker. We went behind the bar for secrets...

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15 RED FLAGS That Your Bartender Is A Total Amateur

15 RED FLAGS That Your Bartender Is A Total Amateur

They Google every recipe on their phone If you don’t know how to make an Old Fashioned, you should at least have a dusty, 100-year-old, leatherbound book laying around for reference. They ask you how to make drinks Sure, more complex drinks might provide a challenge, especially if they have...

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Bartenders On The Worst Customer DON’Ts

Bartenders On The Worst Customer DON’Ts

1. Don’t be a dick. If you know the bartender, don’t be a dick and expect to be served first and get free drinks, etc. If you’re a real mate and don’t pressure me I’ll give you all the shit I can get away with if you ask I’ll say...

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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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BARTENDERS DESCRIBE THEIR WORST CUSTOMER

BARTENDERS DESCRIBE THEIR WORST CUSTOMER

If there’s a more thankless job than that of a bartender, we haven’t heard of it. You have to work terrible hours for bad money and you constantly run the risk of dealing with human nightmares who don’t know how to handle their alcohol. Bartender stories are some of the...

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WHAT YOUR DRINK SAYS ABOUT YOU?

WHAT YOUR DRINK SAYS ABOUT YOU?

Consensus? Basically that anyone who orders a Jager bomb is an idiot. But apparently, so are people who order Blowjobs! 1. You’re just ordering this because you heard it in a rap song, aren’t you? I find that people who aren’t “real” drinkers order drinks that they’ve heard in rap...

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10 Things I Hate About You!

10 Things I Hate About You!

1. Waving. Why not fire off a sea flare while you’re at it? I know you’re here. I’m gonna be with you in a minute. 2. The celebrity who’s going faux low pro. That’s fake low profile, and it’s false modesty. This dude, and it’s almost always a dude, is...

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Bartender conIdential: Anonymous stories of evil from behind the bar!

Bartender conIdential: Anonymous stories of evil from behind the bar!

Although they’re often misunderstood, most bartenders are genuinely good people who would never put their in a beverage. But when a bartender reaches their breaking point, all bets are off. They can become vengeful, conniving home-wreckers who take liberties with their positions of power, and are excellent at satisfying...

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5 Shocking Stories From Behind The Bar

5 Shocking Stories From Behind The Bar

1. After I commented on the fact that two women sitting at a table across from the bar were wearing the same exact pair of designer heels, my co-worker, who had been serving them, told me that the women had met up there to confront their cheating boyfriend. Both women...

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Top 5 Tricks of the Bartending Trade

Top 5 Tricks of the Bartending Trade

Think bartenders are superhuman and remember all the drink recipes known to man? Think again. A good bartender won’t tell you he or she hasn’t heard of a drink you’re ordering. Instead, the bartender will tell you, “I know several ways to make this drink. Which is the one you...

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