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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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…

10 Things You Are Certain to do When You’re Wasted!

1.  Lose your hearing.  Either that or you become extremely nearsighted because when you are wasted, you will shout at someone standing two feet away from you as if they are on the other side of a stadium. 2.  Make out with someone uglier than your great aunt Edna. Unfortunately, there is no stronger force in…

TheRealBarman Goes Fine Dining

I have always wondered if being raised under different circumstances would have shaped me into something more refined.  You know, oil paintings and Persian rugs and a closet brimming with velvet?  But then I remember that I blow snot rockets when no one is looking and pour gravy or BBQ sauce on everything that isn’t…

The Bar Crusaders

One of alcohol’s super powers, among many, is its ability to elevate a drunk person’s level of certainty.  Over the years bars have become the prime venue for debating every idea, concept and theory ever conceived.  Alcohol not only enforces certainty, but it enables people to become more of who they already are.  Stupid becomes…

Don’t Look Now, But Your Server Hates You

THE TOP 10 MISTAKES THAT WILL TEMPT A SERVER TO DEFILE YOUR FOOD Many people may not know this about me, but I’m on a committee to pass a bill that requires people to work in a restaurant before they are allowed to eat in one.  Ok, I’m not really, I just made that up.…