bartenders

You might just see bartenders as a means to getting your liquid courage, but there's plenty to learn about their culture, behavior and fascinating idiosyncrasies.

  • Nathaniel Corns
    Published 6 months ago
    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Bartender

    10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Bartender

    For the past three years I've had a part time job as a bartender to get me through university. This summer I'm about to graduate, which means leaving the bar work behind me for a full time job. I wanted to look back on the past three years and think about what advice I would give to past me to save myself (and you) some aggro. So I've compiled a list of 10 things you should know about bar tending based on my own experiences on the front line.
  • Boots Goodall
    Published 8 months ago
    6 Tips and Tricks; How to Get Hired in the Service/Alcohol Industry

    6 Tips and Tricks; How to Get Hired in the Service/Alcohol Industry

    Whether you're a uni student looking for some extra cash, something to put on your resume, in need of a short term job or really want to get into the service and alcohol industry, this is the article for you!
  • Malcolm Hardy
    Published 11 months ago
    Tales from Groovy Spoons 5: 'Goodbye Groovy Spoons'
  • Paige Roden
    Published about a year ago
    Struggles All Bartenders Will Understand

    Struggles All Bartenders Will Understand

    There are two well-known facts: British people like to drink, and British people have a tendency to be overly polite. ("Oh yes, sorry, can I just—sorry, do you mind if I just squeeze past? Sorry, yes thank you, cheers for that.") These two things, however, don't seem to combine. As soon as they walk into a pub, bar, or club all the politeness seems to be left at the door. So here are some things that really piss hospitality staff off, and why...
  • Ryan Witt
    Published about a year ago
    10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Bartender

    10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Bartender

    Here's the scene: It's Friday night, you've been putting in extra hours at the office, you're friend is in town for this night only, and you're going to tie one on! After the pregaming, the Uber, and the obnoxiously long line, you finally get into the bar, pushing through the horde of people to get to the bathroom. Once the deed is done and you've located your long time friend, you venture to find you're truest best friend at the establishment: the bartender. Amidst the blaring music and the line, you eventually push your way forward and stand at the bar top until one of the staff makes direct eye contact with you. You ask for a round of shots, and watch as she pours an extra for herself, initiating a cheers between you and your friend. Money litters the bar for her coworker down the way, and all you can ask her after handing her your cash is, "How good is it to be you?" She scoffs and laughs off the comment, turning to the register before handing you your change, serving her next unruly guest, and thinking of all the things no one tells you about being a bartender.
  • Rowan Marley
    Published about a year ago
    Bartending Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

    Bartending Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know

    In any party, or in any club, there's one person that always seems to make people smile: the bartender. Bartenders are the kind, patient people who serve up amazing drinks, give you a good ear to listen to, and also offer you a smile when they serve you.
  • Auckland Martens
    Published about a year ago
    Bar Etiquette

    Bar Etiquette

    Steer clear of these behaviors and you'll stay on the bartender's good side. You may even end up with a free drink or two.
  • Vicky Bond
    Published about a year ago
    Dear Bartenders

    Dear Bartenders

    I have worked in a bar for two years, and I have been a waiter for four. So I’ve had my fair share of shit from customers over the years. Here’s some of the things I, and my colleagues have to deal with.
  • Ryan Epps
    Published 2 years ago
    Basic Bartending Techniques That Are Easy to Learn

    Basic Bartending Techniques That Are Easy to Learn

    Whether it's making a popular shot or choosing the right amount of ice cubes, it's obvious to everyone that bartending isn't simple. Fortunately, we've made it right by simplifying the intricacies, thereby making bartending sort of hackable in relation to the learning and building of your bartending traits. Now, you don't have to fear. You can, yourself, make classic cocktails like the best of them behind the bar; all you got to do is follow these simple steps.
  • Sherry Campbell
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Ways to Spot a Bad Bartender

    10 Ways to Spot a Bad Bartender

    Maybe they're a rookie, or maybe they simply don't care about their job, no one wants to get the worst bartender in the club. And as some of the best ways to spot a bad bartender, these tricks will help you avoid spending $5 to $20 on a single drink that you could have made better at home.
  • Nancy D
    Published 2 years ago
    Bar Tools

    Bar Tools

    So you want to be bartender or maybe you are opening your own bar. Better yet, you want to build your own bar at home. Here is a complete list of the the essential bar tools.
  • Leanna Davis
    Published 2 years ago
    Things Every Bartender Wished Customers Understood

    Things Every Bartender Wished Customers Understood

    From flirting rules to not being your therapist, your local bartender needs you to know these unspoken rules of the bar. As a way to make the night not only better for your bartender, but for your quality of service, it is important to recognize the needs of your bartenders.