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Bar Tales: the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

Bar Tales: the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

In this strange new time in United States history, I’ve noticed something very exciting happening: Bars are once again returning to the hubs and centers of culture they once were. As a bartender, I have been noticing that people are having more fascinating conversations on society, humanity, and culture than I have witnessed from behind […]

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Stop Putting TVs in Every Bar

Stop Putting TVs in Every Bar

Walk into most bars in any city in America and you’re likely to see a few staple items; beer taps, bar stools, various tables, and, of course, at least one television. All seem entirely appropriate for the atmosphere — except for the last one. What’s the deal with the plethora of televisions flooding our bars?

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How to Please Your Bartender

How to Please Your Bartender

There’s one thing that a savvy man or woman should never do, and that’s piss off his or her bartender. After all, a bartender is not just a drink slinger. He or she can be much, much more. A bartender can offer counseling. A bartender listens, soothes, mediates, breaks up fights, and even pairs up two new […]

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Should Drinking While Pregnant Be a Crime?

Should Drinking While Pregnant Be a Crime?

President-elect Donald Trump caused quite the brouhaha when he suggested in a town hall that women seeking abortions should face ”some kind of punishment.” Trump quickly walked back the comments, but he is not the first to suggest that women’s reproductive choices come with high legal ramifications. The drinking habits of pregnant women have for decades been seen […]

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What Women Bartenders Want

What Women Bartenders Want

Pay gap. Glass ceiling. Boys’ club. We hear these terms about many industries, and bartending isn’t exempt. But the similarities don’t end there. Just as in other industries, the ranks of bartenders were emptied out during the two world wars with the men off fighting, and just as in other industries, women stepped in to take their place.

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