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The Most Iconic Bar In Every State (And DC)

Thrillist | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

These 51 bars have stood the test of time, broken bottles, and health inspections, and they keep bringing the crowds back in.

17 Top Bartenders' Desert Island Cocktails

Thrillist | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

It's tough to select one drink to be stuck with on a proverbial desert island. To find out which drinks truly have the most staying power, we polled a group of esteemed cocktail experts to name the one drink they'd marry until death do them part.

This Map Shows The Booziest Places In America

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste

Plan a road trip with this map as your guide.

Chuck Schumer Tried His Hand At Bartending For St. Patrick's Day

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

It’s the third week of March and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is over the moon to be celebrating what he calls “St. Patrick’s month." The sena...

The 9 Popular Ingredients Showing Up In Cocktails Right Now

Liquor.com | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

It's safe to say cocktail ingredients have stretched beyond straight spirits and citrus wedges.

10 Revealing Predictions for What You'll Be Drinking in 2015

Liquor.com | Posted 02.28.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

These 2015 predictions include upscale shots, more flexibility in cocktails and even robot bartenders -- plus a few wishful speculations just for fun.

But I'm a Bartender...

Brad Liberti | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

I spent my 20's making no apologies for my overt sexuality. After all, if straight guys could construct their entire social lives around the hunt for tail, then why couldn't I? Especially since I was so good at it...

Don't Even Think About Calling Your Bartender A Mixologist. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.23.2014 | Taste

"A mixologist is a bartender who doesn't get invited to parties."

The Perfect Father's Day Present May Well Be Bottle-Shaped

AskMen.com | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste
AskMen.com

Father's Day is the toughest gift-giving day of the year, after Give-Your-Girlfriend-Jewelry-She-Won't-Hate Day. Dad is set in his ways, he's already got all the Bluetooth-enabled gear he's ever going to fumble through, and sending flowers is something you should do but never will.

9 Reasons Everyone Should Befriend A Bartender

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Taste

Their "office" is a bar.

15 Booze Terms Everyone Should Be Able To Use When Ordering

AskMen.com | Posted 06.28.2014 | Taste
AskMen.com

Whether you're a boozehound or a newb, these are the words you should know to sound savvy when you're mixing or ordering drinks.

10 Underrated/Overlooked Types Of Booze Your Bartender Wants You To Order

Thrillist | Posted 05.26.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

If you walk into a cocktail bar and ask for a Moscow Mule, it's time to order a new concoction.

11 Things People Don't Understand About Being A Bartender

Thrillist | Posted 05.21.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Keep these ideas in mind next time you step up to the bar, and your bartender will be much happier to enable your partying.

15 Bartenders Name Their Most Overrated And Underrated Cocktails

Thrillist | Posted 03.07.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Next time you're at the bar, try ordering a Negroni on ice or a sherry cocktail.

New Bartending Webseries Is Relatable And Entertaining

Leora Novick | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Leora Novick

For anyone that has ever tended bar in New York, or really anywhere in the world (let's face it, annoying drunk guys are universal), there is a new web series that will hit close to home.

These Are The 19 Types Of Bartenders

Thrillist | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

There's a blizzard worth of unique, drink-making snowflakes waiting patiently to take your order/gratuity.

This State Will Soon Require Bartenders To Wear Rubber Gloves

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

As technical as the “mixologist” title may be, the last thing these cocktail artists want you to feel when you slide up to the bar for a cold one ...

How to Make (Almost) Perfect Ice at Home

Food52 | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
Food52

Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun. Toda...

10 Ways To Prevent Your Bartender Or Server From Going Insane This Christmas Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

There isn’t enough Xanax in the universe to make the blood money of Christmas time in the service industry entirely tolerable.

Mixology As Spectator Sport: What's The Deal With Bartending Competitions?

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Taste
Tony Sachs

When did bartending become a spectator sport? And how? And for heaven's sake, why?

15 Reasons NOT to Date a Bartender

Dan Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

No. 11: Their natural musk will be the faintly perceptible smell of Jagermeister.

Is It Ever OK to Call Yourself a Mixologist?

Tom Macy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Tom Macy

To those bartenders who think calling yourself a mixologist is an excuse for serving drinks with a frown at a snail's pace, you are morons and are giving the rest of us a bad name. This article isn't even acknowledging your kind.

Pass The Spring Cocktails

Sheila Marikar | Posted 05.18.2013 | Taste
Sheila Marikar

Courvoisier is arguably even more party ready than when Busta Rhymes sang its praises.

Life After Bartending

Tom Macy | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Tom Macy

I'm still passionate about the artisanal craft of cocktails and think of them as my vocation. But there's only room for one source of sleep deprivation in my life, and now it's my daughter.

Why Are Cocktails Important?

Tom Macy | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
Tom Macy

The main complaint about cocktails these days is that they're pretentious. This image is only perpetuated when they're served by a bunch of seemingly elitist bearded bartenders who obsess over antiquated drinks that cost the price of an entree.