Jennifer sends along this article about the Beverly Hills Trader Vic’s that I had the pleasure of visiting last year closing its doors and making way for a Waldorf-Astoria hotel. There’s some sort of classic-versus-tiki debate sitting there, but I wouldn’t dare touch that one – I’ve gotten into enough trouble lately.
Hey Bartender As you stated in your recent post, we can’t possibly be expected to know the full gamut of odd-named and (sometimes) purely awful drinks that tend to get ordered every once and a while. I was wondering, is there one comprehensive (preferably small and inconspicuous-looking) cocktail book that covers a large percentage of | Read More
The wonderful Joe at joebartender.com has posted an interview we did together… How did you go about getting your first bartending gig? Was it tough to land your first one? Through the campus job center, I found – and was hired for – two jobs on the same day. One was bussing dishes in a | Read More
I can’t believe I forgot this one. It should be right up there in the top ten bar myths, ever. Read on. 11. You have the right to a free drink on your birthday. I wish I knew how this one got started. It seems really bizarre to me, and it’s something that some people | Read More
Well, about six years later, I finally got around to making a video about my Brandy Alexander story. Click below to watch the Small Screen Network video about my dad and his first experience with Brandy Alexanders. Then come back to read the post and grab the recipe. All this talk of Chocolate Martinis | Read More
The world of booze can be mystifying to people that don’t work in bars or around alcohol all the time. I hear a lot of assumptions about the industry I’m in that are — much like 90% of what you hear in bars — completely false. Here are a few you’ve probably heard yourself. 1. | Read More
Hey Bartender I have a question about this twisted industry you (we) are in. Right now I’m serving and bartending at an independent bar/restaurant and will work until about 1 or 2am every shift. It’s throwing the rest of my life out of wack. How’s your social life been? I’m wondering what it’s going to | Read More
If a man gives a round of applause when someone breaks a glass in a bar or restaurant, he’s a douchebag.
Hey Bartender, I’m a fine art student who draws paints, does flash work, and have done print work. But I’m unemployed for the moment and thinking about bartending school as an alternative job till i get another graphic/web design position, I know bartending school isn’t a job but possibly a means to the end of | Read More
Well, the troops came out for Repeal Day here in Eugene. We started the night off at Luckey’s Cigar Bar, which opened its doors in 1911! Young barmeister Jon Wilson set us up with some good old-fashioned whiskey in a glass and a beer to wash it all down. Yum! Here’s the lineup of hooligans | Read More
Ouch. Maybe we can get Alka-Seltzer to take out an ad next year…
A couple comes in to the bar last week. He’s intelligent-looking, with stylish glasses and salt-and-peppered hair, and nicely dressed. She’s a vision of adorableness: petite, with innocent eyes, a gorgeous smile, and the body of an angel. They grab a table in the bar and sit on the same side of it together, all | Read More
Whew, it’s been a long month! Are you guys ready for Repeal Day? I’m certainly ready to celebrate after all of the recent hard work. We’ll be out toasting the town and educating the masses tonight, so I’ll be sure to take the camera along and post pictures upon my hazy return home. Thanks again | Read More
Okay, so I’ve been pressured into offering this stuff (well, there’s only one shirt for now – CafePress kinda sucks) so I’m doing it. I don’t even know if you’ll be able to get this shirt before Repeal Day, but it’s worth a shot. I just bought myself a navy blue one. I like the | Read More
I spend a lot of time hunched over a VitaMix blender, so I feel like I know my blenders. And the BlendTec (for real) Total Blender looks like one hell of a blender. Now, you may not ever have the opportunity to blend a wallet full of stolen credit cards or a stolen tilapia, but | Read More