bartenders

Restaurant Confessionals

How to Appropriately Make Out in Bars, According to Bartenders

"I’ve seen a lot of things. More than just kissing, honestly."
Ian Burke
11.12.18
straws

What the Plastic Straw Controversy Means for Bars

The seemingly innocuous plastic straw has found itself at the centre of a greater cultural war
Al Sotack
9.13.18
Restaurant Confessionals

How to Treat Your Bartender Friends, According to Your Bartender Friends

“Please don’t put my full name in this—I’m about to tell you how much alcohol I give away.”
Ian Burke
9.5.18
Booze

A Car Bomb Drink That Even Your Bartender Respects

It’s invigorating in all the ways you want from a Jäger Bomb, but with none of the sugar, aftertaste, or judgment.
Eric Kingrea
8.9.18
bars

Being a Bouncer Means Breaking Up Lots of Fights Over Spilled Drinks

If you can picture it, I’m 6’ 8” and 315 pounds. I was always considered the nice guy out of my friends, and I don’t have a threatening or intimidating manner. But I’ve now been doing security for eight years.
Anonymous
1.8.18
sustainability

This Bar Wants You to Drink Garbage

"We've asked bartenders from other cocktail bars to bring their waste to us—not in a garbage bag, but in the form of a cocktail."
Alex Krancher
9.7.17
Hangovers

I Drank for Five Straight Days to See Which Hangover Cures Work

Dispatches from the world's most insane cocktail festival.
Natalie B. Compton
8.11.17
Restaurant Confessionals

Why I Only Sleep with Bartenders

"Every single person I’ve slept with for the last four years is a narcissist with a drinking problem."
Anonymous
6.26.17
Last Call

This Eccentric Bar Owner Brews Her Own Love Potion

Liqueur d’Amour is the stuff of legend, but not everyone is lucky enough to get a glass.
Fred Libert
3.13.17
the border

Why This Bartender Got Turned Away at the US Border

After Sebastián Fernández was denied entry to Puerto Rico, a US territory, the island's bartenders rallied in solidarity with their colleague and against anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Alicia Kennedy
3.7.17
Cocktails

How to Be A Creative Bartender When Everything’s Been Done

Gabriella Mlynarczyk took her experience working in the cutthroat fashion industry behind the bar, where she finds inspiration using unlikely ingredients including bee pollen, frankincense, and fat-washed simple syrups in her cocktails at Birch.
Natalie B. Compton
2.17.17
Cocktails

Meet the Bartender Who Made Dirty Martinis So Much Easier

He was the first to bottle an olive brine made purely for use in cocktails. It is thicker and olive-forward with that bite of salt that people like, yet fruity at the finish.
Javier Cabral
2.3.17
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