bartending

Restaurant Confessionals

How to Bartend When Your City Is Run by the Mob

I’d always joke to coworkers whenever a fight started, “Oh good! There’s wrestling on TV tonight.”
Dario D’Avino
4 days ago
Booze

The World's Biggest Bartending Competition Is About More Than Gimmicks and Garnishes

“It's not just about liquor—it’s about really putting your emotions in what you believe in and what you stand for.”
Dan Q. Dao
5.21.18
Cocktails

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.
Johanna Derry
2.19.18
politics

When Is It OK to Talk Politics at the Bar?

For decades, "don’t talk politics or religion behind the bar" has been a common maxim for bartenders. But do these uncertain times call for a new rulebook?
Al Sotack
12.29.17
Restaurant Confessionals

The Highs and Inevitable Disasters of Sleeping with Your Married Boss

As amazing and natural as everything felt as it was happening, I had no idea that messing around with your boss ultimately meant kissing your job goodbye.
Anonymous
4.1.17
Restaurant Confessionals

Male Bartenders Don’t Like Getting Sexually Harassed, Either

Grabbing your bartender’s ass is sexual harassment, regardless of gender.
Anonymous
1.21.17
bartender

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.
Al Sotack
1.13.17
bartenders

LA's 'Godfather of Cocktails' Wants Bartenders to Be Nice Again

Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d'Oro is genuinely concerned that today’s modern-day mixologists are forgetting what bartending is all about: hospitality.
Javier Cabral
12.9.16
Restaurant Confessionals

Just Stop Trying to Hit on Your Bartender

As a woman, there is no way around the ugly truth that comes with the objectification of us while making you drinks: it sucks. Though, It should not be accepted.
Anonymous
12.6.16
bartending

Why This Bar Industry Leader Just Gave Away His Secrets for Free

Last month, Chris Lowder posted his manual for making 178 modern cocktail classics on Facebook, which has since blown up with thanks, praise, and questions from knowledge-hungry bartenders around the world.
Natalie B. Compton
12.5.16
Restaurant Confessionals

Being a Bartender Turned Me Into a Relationship-Ruining Womanizer

Most barkeepers are one and the same: we don't want your number because we like you. We just want sex. I’m gonna tell you why.
Anonymous
11.26.16
holiday gift guide

The Best Boozy Gifts of 2016

There are few people in this world who don't appreciate the gift of an adult beverage. Here's our guide to the best of the best.
Munchies Staff
11.21.16
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