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It's Just Like the Stock Market! - Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 07.11.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Tonight's bartending is like the stock market. From the opening bell, I'm bullish on cheery bonhomie. Financials are rewarded, the tip jar stuffed wi...

Things Bartenders Do Wrong, According To Bartenders

Thrillist | Posted 05.04.2016 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: COLE SALADINO/THRILLIST Just like servers and baristas, bartenders make mistakes. But instead of acting like another e...

Cocktails That Need To Be Retired, According To Bartenders

Thrillist | Posted 04.14.2016 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Sara Norris/Thrillist Great bartenders know the best drink is whatever the customer wants, but that doesn't mean those...

Here's Why You Should Never Take Shots With The Bartender

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste

Bar consultant and TV personality Jon Taffer knows a thing or two about nightlife culture. With a service industry background spanning over three deca...

Bartender or Secret Scientist?

Eat Drink Lucky | Posted 03.18.2016 | Taste
Eat Drink Lucky

Is your bartender a secret scientist experimenting with cocktails that foam, smoke and/or explode? Do you think he sneaks in after hours, working on h...

The Dumbest Questions You Can Ask A Bartender

Thrillist | Posted 10.28.2015 | Taste

Some people say there's no such thing as a stupid question, but those people have never been asked about the gluten content of a margarita. Bartenders field questions like this all the time. So sad.

What Does it Really Take to get a Bartender to Hate you?

Dan Miles | Posted 09.08.2016 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Bartender's are a hardy breed, who, safe behind the polished mahogany, genuinely believe they are immune to anything the customer can throw at them, only to learn that we've been evolving.

5 Dirty Tricks Bartenders Use To Take More Of Your Money

Thrillist | Posted 07.30.2016 | Taste

Bars and their keeps who -- often with some nudging from management -- use little scams to either shortchange customers or squeeze extra cash out of them.

New York Cocktail Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.19.2016 | New York
Skye Cleary

On Saturday July 18 the best cocktail bars in the world were judged at the Tales of the Cocktail Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans. New York City was well represented. The Dead Rabbit took home awards for the World's Best Cocktail Bar and Menu.

Mixing Drinks and Finding Love

Karri Jinkins | Posted 05.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Karri Jinkins

While I pursued my acting career in the '90s, I supplemented my income working as a bartender at Embassy, a sleek modern bar located in Tribeca. I wa...

The Most Iconic Bar In Every State (And DC)

Thrillist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Taste

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 06.01.2015 | Taste

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 | Posted 05.10.2015 | Taste

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 | Posted 02.28.2015 | Taste

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 | Posted 08.03.2014 | Taste

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 | Posted 06.28.2014 | Taste

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

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

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

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.