March 11, 2011 at 10:55am
REAL STORIES FROM REAL BARTENDERS >>>
I've been a bartender for a long time. I have met countless freaks, jerks, pervs, sweethearts, rockstars and crazies. Even though it's a physically and mentally exhausting job, these are the colorful people that make it all worthwhile. Well, that and the tips.
I'd like to share with you some of my personal experiences behind the bar, along with the stories from some of my fellow bartenders. Each week - under the clever heading of "Behind Bars" - I will dig into my memory bank - and the incident log books that all bars keep - to bring you some of my favorite stories.
Names of bars, bartenders and patrons have been changed or withheld to protect the innocent.
And the not so innocent.
Bartenders aren't usually chosen to pour your poison because of their timid nature, gentle ways or church upbringing. At times, udder recklessness and mayhem can ensue and the situation can quickly turn into something like a paramedic's job, where a calm head, strong stomach, and an affinity to all things wrong with society are key skills to have. In fact, bartenders tend to be a little reckless, alcoholic and crazy themselves, and the job and the to-be-tenders gravitate toward each other like drunken fingers to a pretzel bowl.
So with that preface, I would like to challenge you to a little after hours trivia.
Off duty rules.
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