bartending

Hook Me Up, Mr. Bartender

Dave Allred Bartending, Bartending Days 0 Comments

The following discussion is an exchange I had with a guest years ago as a bartender. I have revived this conversation for anyone who is still not quite sure how capitalism or the transaction of money works in bars, as well as for anyone who likes the band Nickelback, as I assume you have some sort of learning disability. In order to fully …

The 19 Stupidest Things I’ve Ever Heard People Say in My Bar

Dave Allred Bartending Days 0 Comments

Over the past several months, I’ve been paying attention and writing down things I’ve overheard people say because they’re either wasted or just plain stupid. It’s difficult to discern in a bar. I was going to keep adding to my list the stupid things people say, but I’ve become obsessed listening to conversations, so for the sake of my own …

Duane the Mixologist

Dave Allred Bartending Days 0 Comments

Hello, my name is Duane. I am a mixologist.  If you do not believe me, just ask anyone at the bar and they will tell you that I am a 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 …

Bar Etiquette: How to Keep the Bartender Happy

Dave Allred Bartending Days 1 Comment

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 lines as those people, and …