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Hangovers
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
a day ago
bars
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
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
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
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
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
Chinese food
Chinese food

This Hong Kong Bar Owner Learned How to Make Cocktails on Wikipedia

Little Lab—which specializes in Chinese twists of classic cocktails—got famous for a cocktail that played on sweet pork knuckle and vinegar stew.
Kate Springer
4.30.17
Last Call
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
3.11.17
the border
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
3.6.17
Cocktails
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
Last Call
Last Call

Life Advice from Amsterdam's Oldest Bartender

We spoke to a 77-year-old bartender who's been serving drinks in a 300-year-old bar about the secret to charming people, the dark side of annoying customers, and why this job is great.
Laila Bakker
2.16.17
Cocktails
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