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Should I Barback?

In my desperate quest for gainful employment, this is an option I am pondering... [more inside]
posted by Soap D. Spencer on Sep 8, 2015 - 11 answers

is it ok for a bartender to not be tipped out on server drinks?

I make a tipping wage at my bartender job, yet I'm not being tipped out on hundreds of dollars of server drinks I make every day. Should I be angry or is that a normal practice at U.S. bars? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2015 - 14 answers

As a bartender, how much should I be tipped out by the servers?

I am the first bartender this restaurant has hired and this is also my first bartending job, so both the owner and I are coming up with the tip out policy from scratch. This is in the US -- if you are not familiar with how US tipping culture works, please don't answer. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Nov 7, 2014 - 35 answers

Tip Etiquette, for those being tipped.

About 8 months ago I asked a question about becoming a bartender on the fly, and the answers I received were fantastic, and really helped me become comfortable mixing drinks faster than I would have. But I have a few questions about something I didn't realize I would need help with: Tipping, or receiving tips. [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Oct 26, 2014 - 24 answers

What's it say?

Please help me date and translate this lowball glass. I can't tell if the characters are from another language, or if they're symbols, or both. One looks like a music note, one is the Rx symbol, and others are familiar too, but I can't put my finger on them. What does it say? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Homemade Cream of Coconut (a.k.a. Coco Lopez, for Pina Coladas)?

Does anyone have a recipe for making cream of coconut at home? Not coconut milk, not coconut cream, I'm talking about the syrupy sweet thick goopy stuff in the can that is used (as far as I know only) for making Pina Coladas. [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Mar 9, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I say "No thanks, I'm taken?"

I'm a bartender in a major city, and after having lost a few pounds, the ladies won't leave me alone. How do I handle this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2013 - 37 answers

How do I become a better cocktail maker?

How do I become a better mixologist/cocktail guru? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Apr 2, 2012 - 29 answers

Will Work 4 Whiskey

I've been asked to name my price to bartend at a private party this Saturday. What the the going rates? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Fancy Pants

I got a job at a fancy-pants bar. Now I need fancy pants. [more inside]
posted by ficke on Jun 28, 2011 - 7 answers

I want to know everything about cocktails: making, history, science, and theory.

I want to learn how to make truly excellent, craft-quality cocktails. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Advice for becoming a bartender as soon as I legally can.

Advice for becoming a bartender as soon as I legally can. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on Apr 6, 2011 - 14 answers

How do you enjoy Hendricks Gin?

How to enjoy Hendricks Gin? [more inside]
posted by ridiculous on Jan 19, 2011 - 35 answers

How do I learn a LOT about beer in a short amount of time?

I need links to interesting websites and enjoyable books about the history of and current practices of beer making and beer tasting. I start a new bartending job soon, and I may have scored it by pretending to know more than I really do about brew. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 14, 2009 - 12 answers

Am I too old andf experienced to be a bar-back/bartender?

I'm 37, Male, College Degree in Business, Married with two kids in New Jersey. Spent the last 15 years working in an shrinking industry. I have decided to go back to school during the day to earn a degree in a different field where job prospects over the next decade will be in a higher demand. Looking for ways to bring in some money right now....(more after the jump).. [more inside]
posted by TwilightKid on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Yes, I can bartend! I'm a bartender! I tend bar!

I'm looking for a good, downloadable, Bartenders/Mixed Drinks/Cocktail cheat sheet. Preferably free. [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Aug 21, 2009 - 10 answers

What should I know before I start handing out drinks?

I've landed a trial shift at a pretty busy bar this coming Saturday night. I'm pretty comfortable with most kinds of hospitality work, whether front of house or behind the scenes, but I've never done quite this sort of thing before. What should I know before I go in? How should I gird my loins?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jul 2, 2009 - 15 answers

Strange Brew

What is the name of this bizarre alcoholic drink mixture? Also, can you think of any other really vile mixes? Description provided inside. [more inside]
posted by alcoth on Mar 10, 2009 - 50 answers

What's Irish and stays out all night?

I need advice on classy Irish drinks, hosting a whisky tasting and the proper way to make a Black & Tan without making a mess. [more inside]
posted by cior on Mar 9, 2009 - 32 answers

Naked Nymph?

The Naked Nymph is s'posed to be a cocktail. I went looking for the recipe, and couldn't find it. Anyone ever heard of/had a Naked Nymph? Know what's in it?
posted by blue andrea on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Small Ice vs. Big Ice

Craft bartenders say that big ice melts more slowly than small ice. How is this possible? Treating the cocktail as a closed system, if you include an equal mass of ice, and the starting and ending temperatures are the same, wouldn't the same amount of heat be transferred into the ice, resulting in an equal quantity of melt? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 31, 2008 - 45 answers

Should I bartend to supplement my income?

I am self-employed and my work schedule has been erratic as of recently. I am looking to supplement my income, and I was thinking about bartending. Is this a viable option here in NYC for a guy who has to go to bartending school first? And furthermore, can anyone recommend a good bartending school in the area?
posted by helios410 on Nov 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Like a bartender

I am interested in doing some bartending this summer and fall. I worked in several restaurants before, but not as a bartender. What is it really like? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Jun 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How to make vodka bacon-flavored?

How can I infuse bacon flavor into vodka? The product doesn't need to be vegan or kosher or anything special---just want to go into a kitchen and whip up some bacon-flavored vodka. [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Mar 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Taxes and bartending have always been a delightful mix

Okay, but what do you do if you haven't reported any income at all? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Feb 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Getting a second job at a bar/restaurant in the Bay Area: which one? how to survive working two jobs?

I’m thinking of getting a second job at a bar or restaurant in the Bay Area, on top of a serious day job. Any tips on 1) places to apply and 2) how to survive working two jobs? [more inside]
posted by salvia on May 29, 2007 - 7 answers

Name that drink.

What do I call this drink? I'm a pretty regular scotch and soda drinker, but was recently introduced to a new libation. My buddy ordered a scotch, ginger ale and bitters. It's good, but what is it called? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Apr 26, 2007 - 23 answers

the art of pouring a beer.

Anyone who's ever worked in a bar... The science of pouring beer? How to master the "two-part pour"...without tipping the glass. [more inside]
posted by mjao on Feb 17, 2007 - 35 answers

Pour testing skills improvement

Bartenders: What can I do to improve my pouring skills? [pour inside] [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Feb 2, 2007 - 8 answers

I Need Drinks Inspired by Famous Authors

I am hosting a literary drinking game party tomorrow night and I need author-themed drinks! Can you suggest some? [more inside]
posted by jmprice on Jan 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Mango Vanilla Mojito recipe anyone?

Does anyone have a recipe for a Mango Vanilla Mojito? [more inside]
posted by aaronh on Jul 4, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I make an angry martini?

Anyone know how to mix a cocktail called an "angry martini"? I ran across the reference in a movie, googled it, found more references but no recipes, checked DrinkBoy and Webtender, no luck.
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jan 31, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I get a bartender job?

How do I get a bartender job? [more inside]
posted by tangelo on Nov 14, 2005 - 14 answers

CA liability for alcohol service at private events?

I live in California. If I have a wedding reception at a hotel or restaurant and serve alcohol using the facility's bartenders and servers, who is responsible/legally liable if one of my guests gets into an accident - me, as the host of the event, or the hotel/restaurant who provided the servers and bartenders?
posted by echolalia67 on Mar 7, 2004 - 7 answers

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