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What It Takes to be a Bartender

In many conversations I’ve had with people, the perception of a bartender is rather simple. The fact is that being a bartender can be...

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Five Drinks Bartenders Hate To Make

This is an article from the San Francisco Chronicle that’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere. As a bartender, and a customer of...

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Dueling Bartenders

It seems a post from the past (April 2006) has jumped to the forefront again and has brought with it more interesting comments, courtesy of...

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Bartender Fan Mail

Every once in a while I get a comment that rubs me the wrong way. I usually ignore them and press the “junk comment” button,...

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Liquor Inventory for the Bar

With the new restaurant, Mint Restobar, opening on Thursday it has been sucking up a lot of my writing time, but things should be back to...

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Being a Bartender: Product Knowledge

There are lots of bartending styles, but some styles are different than others. The most basic bartenders pop tops off beer bottles, and...

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Bartending School

“He’s beyond bartending, beyond being a poor journeyman bartender, and has obviously morphed into a misinformed, opinionated,...

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Five Drink Predictions for 2011

It is that time of year where people like to predict what’s going to happen in the near future. And since I’ve been jumping on a number...

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Bar Tools and Equipment List

Behind the bar, you need a lot of bar tools and equipment, often more than you think, especially if you want to be perceived as a...

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Bar Tools & Equipment List: Part II

In the previous article on bartender tools, I looked at the equipment that you will use frequently. In this article, I’ll be looking at...