Hello and welcome to the bar. This is my first blog - and my very first blog post. I've been a professional bartender for a decade, at various haunts from country club to supper club to nightclub. And in that time, if I've been paying attention, I've learned a few things about people, human behavior, social interactions, and how to mix a proper brandy old-fashioned sweet (James Bond knows plenty about being a spy and absolutely nothing about ordering a martini.)
My plan here is to share with you any and all aspects of bar life: bar culture, nightlife, being a bartender, mixology, current trends, goofy moments, places worth checking out, drinks you shouldn't miss, and anything else that I glean throughout my nights (and days) as a career bartender.
And to contradict Frasier from Cheers, no, it wouldn't be propagating a stereotype to ask a bartender for advice. If you have any comments or questions, fire away anytime. After all, mixing a drink is only 10% of my job.