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Ask Adam: Can I Wait at the Bar for My Table Without Ordering a Drink?

Ask Adam: Can I Wait at the Bar for My Table Without Ordering a Drink?

Send all questions to: advice@vinepair.com Can I pair cocktails with a meal? Absolutely! There are lots of cocktails that can go extremely well with your meal and I’m not just talking about oysters and a Martini or a steak and an Old Fashioned. Think about the flavors you’re going to be having and then pair […]

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We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Most Overrated Drink?

We Asked 10 Bartenders: What’s the Most Overrated Drink?

Here at VinePair, we love getting you the inside scoop. In a profession like bartending, your average drink slinger is undoubtedly going to be opinionated about certain matters of the craft — and we’re dying to find out what’s going on behind that smile. Welcome to our Ask a Bartender Series, which picks apart what goes on inside the brains […]

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Overheard at the Bar: Tales From a Bartender

Overheard at the Bar: Tales From a Bartender

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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