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.
Life Advice from the Legendary Bartender at California's Best Biker Bar
For our new bartender advice column, we spoke to Bay Area legend Gina Parle ("Jeannie") of the Warehouse Cafe, who taught us why mojitos are pathetic and how to go down on yourself.
Last Call: How This Bartender Counters Death Threats with Dive Bar Diplomacy
"I was passing a security shop and actually considered buying a bulletproof vest. That’s when I decided to quit."
How I Run the Only Non-Christmas Christmas Bar in America
Owning a dive bar is not for everybody. Some people in New Orleans would probably love to get rid of Snake and Jakes Christmas Club Lounge, but I keep it going because there’s nothing else like it.
The Slow and Painful Death of the Dive Bar
Remember the good times before some yuppie bought and ruined your favorite watering hole by renaming it something along the lines of an “eco friendly neighborhood pub serving IPA's only?"
Last Call: The Perils of Running a Bar By Yourself
To enter Pharmacy is to enter owner Chris Harper's brain and see his vision of what a bar should be.
Inside the Secret Manchester Pub That Only Serves Bartenders
The Seven Oaks opens from midnight until 8 AM, catering exclusively to bar staff clocking off from their shifts. And with so many bartenders in one place, things can soon get rowdy.
Why One of the World’s Best Bars Is Making Cocktails with a Slushie Machine
Gabor Fodor, head bartender at three-time “World’s Best Bar”-winner Artesian in London’s Marylebone, has a soft spot for frozen piña coladas.
This Legendary Bartender Served Hemingway and Aided the Resistance Against the Nazis
He also invented some pretty great cocktails.
Meet the Bartender Making Buckfast Negronis
“Buckfast has nice tannins and it’s fruity so it makes a valid substitute for red vermouth,” says Glaswegian cocktail pro Stu Bale. “But it does get you pretty fucked up if you drink a lot of it.”
I've Witnessed Some Horrifying Things as a Ski Resort Bartender
Flaming shots of alcohol, naked patrons, and getting drunk on the job at the ski resort bar have yielded some wild and horrifying results for me.
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.
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