Elevate Your Cocktails with This One Knife Bartenders Swear By

Welcome to “Kitchen Essentials,” a new series from Chowhound where chefs and bartenders from around the country invite viewers into their kitchens and bars, unveiling the five tools that are simply...

Is it appropriate to give a gift to a bartender for Christmas?

by rose18 3 years ago

So, here's the thing. My partner and I have been frequenting the same bar for nearly a year or more now and there is one particular bartender who helps us out when he's not busy [he'll get us drink...

Open bar - should you tip the bartender

by princeofpork 10 years ago

I am throwing a party for my wife and I am covering the bar tab. I want to better understand if the bartender should expect tips from the patrons or if I need to add that on top at the end of the ...

Portland's Jeffrey Morgenthaler named American Bartender of the Year

by stevewi 5 years ago

See: http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2016/07/portland_bar_manager_named_ame.html If you don't have a copy of Morganthaler's "The Bar Book", you should get one. Hint: it's NOT a r...

Cocktails in 2015

by EaterBob 6 years ago

Based on this comment by Fintastic http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1017277?commentId=9621594#9621594 I figured it would be appropriate timing to start a new thread on cocktails. Especially sin...

Your cocktail of the year?

by pauliface 6 years ago

Each year I like to have a 'cocktail of the year' -- something I love that I can order from any competent bartender, which means that it can't be too obscure, but should leave some room for art. ...

Jackalope Ranch -- Palm Springs Area. Filthy Bar, Bad Service, Long Wait

by stamfoodie 6 years ago

Jackalope Ranch is gorgeous. It ends there. Since they don't take reservations for patio seating we waited in line 15 minutes, only to be told that we were in the wrong line. We went to the pat...

Hiring a Bartender in SF

by Pei 13 years ago

I'm hoping this is the right board for this, but how does one go about hiring a bartender for a wedding? My friend is in the midst of planning, and her caterer does not have a liquor package. Is th...

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