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 center of a greater cultural war
Al Sotack
9.12.18
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

How Utah's Old-School Liquor Laws Forced Bartenders to Get Creative

America's driest state is a breeding ground for inventive cocktails reimagined out of necessity.
Dan Q. Dao
8.23.18
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
8.8.18
beer

Beer Foam Art Is Here to Make Your Bartender's Life Hell

Just what the world needs—a 3D printer that basically makes latte art, but for your IPA.
Mayukh Sen
3.20.18
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
2.22.18
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
1.7.18
Cocktails

How to Make Fancy Cocktails When You're Broke as Hell

We talked to mixologist Tess Posthumus about the best craft cocktails to make at home if you're on a tight budget.
Felicia Alberding
12.27.17
Restaurant Confessionals

I Paid for My Vacation with the Money I Stole from My Bartending Job

When you've got a terrible boss who's rarely present and easy money flowing in without making it to the cash register, it's hard not to steal a little something for yourself. Here's how I did it.
Anonymous
12.17.17
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
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
6.25.17
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