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Hook Me Up Mr. Bartender

I just love when people come into my bar looking for a deal.  Just so there’s no confusion, there are no clearance items.  This is not Sears or JCPenny and I am not a used car salesman. This piece-of-work-cool-guy came into my place about two weeks ago trying to impress his buddies with his negotiations…

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10 MUST-DO Tips for Getting a Bartending Job

I am asked often how to become a bartender.  This is a simplified blueprint for getting a great bartending job. I go into much greater detail in the book, which includes exactly what to say and not to say in an interview, as well as everything you need to know about learning and practicing at…

Moe Szyslack

10 Greatest TV and Movie Bartenders of All Time

Someone emailed me the other day and asked me who I thought the greatest Hollywood bartender of all time was, and seeing as I have chosen to unearth and report all things bar-related in the industry (and perhaps occasionally outside the industry), I decided to do better than simply name the single greatest silver screen bartender,…

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Bar Etiquette: How to Keep the Bartender Happy

Occupational hazards are a way of life no matter your profession:  doctors are required to be in the presence of the sick and dying, construction workers are on the constant lookout for falling cinderblocks, Alaskan king crab fisherman must avoid being washed overboard by a giant swell.  Sure, bartenders do not walk the same perilous…

Brian Flanagan

Bartending Schools: The Real Truth From TheRealBarman

Check out my video on what I really think about bartending schools, and then read the article below that provides a survey in which I asked 47 bar owners and managers what they thought about bartending school and how relevant they are to finding a bartending job. As I take on this ever-increasing (and quite…

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Duane the Mixologist

Hello, my name is Duane.  I am a mixologist.  People call me Duane the mixologist.  If you need a cocktail, please do not call out, “Hey bartender,” because I will not respond, as I am not a bartender.  Please call me Duane, or Master Mixologist and I will be happy to serve you (sometimes when…