Last week I was asked kindly to write for the great people over at Boobs, Bacon, Bourbon about how to date a bartender. Many of you may have read it, but if not then I suggest you do so before continuing here. You may be able to tell that not everything in part one of this manifesto is entirely real… AKA I open a few doors that are filled with stereotypes there. I have therefore decided to touch more on reality with part two. What I mean by it is much more basic and obvious. We industry folk work the opposite hours as most corporate drones… er… people with day jobs. I work days each week depending on the season, but I am rarely at work before 4pm. You need to be ready to accommodate last-minute plans.

Dating do’s and don’ts — wisdom from Seattle bartenders

And whatever you do, don’t treat the date like an interview. Covering the happy-hour scene for The Seattle Times, nearly every week I see several first dates unfold — a lot of them awkward. It just sends a negative message. Enjoy your drinks with a little sensibility while allowing the booze … to take the edge off your anxiety or inhibition. Vermouth, Sherry, bubbles. Long drinks especially are a good choice: collins, fizzes, bucks, Amari and soda — anything with relatively low alcohol.

The bartenders all know you’re on a Tinder date not just because of in case that other guy you’ve been hanging out with texts you mid-date.

The minute a man steps foot behind that booze-infested fence, they immediately become attractive. There are many, many attractive qualities and benefits that make my insides melt. They have to be attractive, witty, confident, and know their way around a fully-stocked bar. Say it with me: swooooooooooooon. Dating a bartender has its upsides for sure. But most of them are used to counterbalance the harsh reality that is, at its core, being on the other side of the bar.

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But for every great date, there are at least a handful of train wrecks. So who better to ask about the ingredients of a good date than the bartender himself? One of the biggest train wreck first dates I ever saw was a man in his late thirties and a girl in her early twenties. This deal is worth a million dollars! So her exit strategy was totally a fake phone call situation. Personally I would go for the drink that I can sip on like a Sazerac with rye.

beware youre dating a bartender Caution: Youre dating a bartender (15 Photos). Dating is a friggin’ shit show. Dating bartenders, however.

Being the lives of the party and the keepers of the alcohol make bartenders inherently appealing. But bartenders can also be a challenging group to date. From unsociable hours to jealousy issues, here are seven reasons you should never date a bartender. Unless you work a similar schedule, the bartender work schedule can be tough to accommodate.

Their schedule often changes by week or season. And forget making weekend plans. One workaround for the aforementioned schedule situation is that you can visit them at their job. Another potential consequence of dating a bartender is that when you break up, you may feel uncomfortable going back to the bar where they work. Depending on how long you dated, you can usually resume bar visits once there has been an adequate grace period. This situation can work, but it will challenge your jealousy gene.

Because we expend most of our social energy at work, bartenders often need quiet time on our days off. They often expect you to be the fun-loving, energetic bartender personality that they first met, and it can be disappointing when your off-duty vibe is much different. Most bartenders are either completely sober or total drinkers with not much in-between.

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When I think of the phrase “first date,” several things immediately come to mind — jitters, small talk, and drinks. During a first date, you’re focused on getting to know this perfect stranger, being charming, and enjoying yourself, but you might also be distracted by thinking of how many people around you are wondering if you guys are on a first date.

Well, they might not be wondering — they might know! There are tell-tale signs signs it’s a first date, according to bartenders.

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For those of us who are single and looking for real love, going to the bar is more than just a fun way to enjoy a night out with friends. The bar represents a world of possibility—at least in theory. In reality, it tends to lead to too much time in dead-end conversations or something resembling conversations with the wrong people. What gives? The truth is, people really do meet their S.

Are they just the lucky ones who struck gold? To prove it, I asked the people who would know best: the bartenders watching this happen day in, day out. Here’s what they had to say.

Caution: You’re dating a bartender (15 Photos)

Perhaps you might want to give bartending a shot no pun intended. Obviously, dealing with mostly a college crowd is going to be really different than working at a neighborhood bar catering to an out-of-college crowd, but even taking that into consideration, the scene now is just totally different. With the rise of smartphones, people show up, sit down, and just take out their phones. Before, people would come in, sit at the bar, and actually talk to others—the bartenders, those sitting around them—it was lively and engaging.

Everyone always looks perpetually engaged in something, so it makes it harder for others to approach someone. Oh, and Wednesdays are now common date nights.

The Guy’s Guide to Asking Out the Bartender to go home with that night; but if you’re genuinely interested in dating and something beyond.

Welcome back to Restaurant Confessionals , where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from both the front-of-house FOH and back-of-house BOH about what really goes on behind the scenes at your favorite establishments. For this installment, we hear from a year-old Dutch bartender who says that his job engendered and fueled his sex addiction. Behind the bar, we only talk alcohol and sex. Most barkeepers are one and the same: we don’t want your number because we like you.

We just want sex. I’m gonna tell you why. When I started working in bars, I was an year-old virgin. Soon enough, I discovered that a cocktail bar is the ideal environment for picking up women. During a busy night, it’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet: There’s a constant exchange of women sitting on these barstools, and all of them are less than three feet away. Their eyes are on you.

They watch the genius of you stirring, shaking, garnishing, and serving. A chef might be able to create a beautiful dish, but he’s not as visible as a bartender. We stand on a podium for people who are in search of fun, ready for a night out on the town.

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After watching countless dates unfold, bartenders are experts at reading body language — and what they know after just five minutes of watching a couple is astounding. Oh, what those eyes have seen. Photo: iStock Source:Whimn. I had only had one brief interaction with the barman in question and I was blindsided as to how he could have come to this insulting conclusion while shaking drinks several metres away but my date, himself a bartender, insisted this was a definite thing.

After years of watching dates unfold around them, bar workers have become experts in dating body language and can gauge not only how a date is going, but whether the couple will go the distance, within minutes. Tearing it up on Tinder.

Increase your odds of meeting a nice guy in person. met this great guy totally randomly at the bar, and they date, fall in love, and get married.

So you want to be a bartender? Yeah those spontaneous date ideas that you have, throw them away now. That last minute weekend break in Rome? Not going to happen. But think about it another way, flights are cheaper during the week winning! Your S. Following on from point number three, your partner is used to being in the spotlight.

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They dish on everything from the bathroom bail to the dying art of in-person conversation. Catch them nodding in agreement as you show off your embellished cocktail knowledge; acting with lawyer-like discretion as you bring your third first date through the same bar in a single week; and offering to take over your Tinder account for the night, swiping right as they see fit. Maybe it continues or maybe it completely dies.

Bartender is center stage. What girlfriend would want her guy in that position? Unless she’s sitting at the bar eyeing him the whole night, he’s.

Hungry for more? Sign up for the First We Feast Newsletter. The Outsider’s Guide to Dating in the Restaurant Industry So you want to get it cracking with someone in the food biz? Here’s what you need to know. Originally published by First We Feast. Prepare to Eat Terribly Let’s get this one out of the way right now: Chefs don’t cook at home.

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The new site update is up! Can I hang out at the bar if I’m dating the bartender? But me and the bar began our relationship first! There’s a bar that I’ve been going to for the last year or so.

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As a bartender, I am no stranger to giving advice. At last count there were at least eight weddings, three divorces, two children born out of wedlock, five children born in wedlock and four very happy same-sex marriages as a direct result of advice from yours truly. So when I saw eHarmony’s article this week on reasons to date a bartender, I was, of course, delighted, but felt someone owed it to the world to balance out this sage advice from a website that results in 5 percent of all marriages in a country with the world’s highest divorce rate.

When you do they will look like they are a hungover and b exhausted. This is because they are a hungover and b exhausted. If the bar has a poor spirit selection, they will be depressed and listless for the rest of your evening. This may be deemed controversial in the USA where you get on average a dollar a drink; however in the UK, Australia and New Zealand you get on average a dollar a fortnight divided between eight of you with a discretionary percentage to the kitchen, so I’m sticking with it.

15 things you should know before dating a bartender

Needless to say, the bartender working that night was sociable especially once I showed an interest in her work and craft and overall it was a good time. A year or so later, I came back to the bar one night to meet some other friends. Once again, she was working there and seemed happy to see me. We caught up a bit, and much to my surprise, comped me for one of my drinks, which was sweet and generous of her.

This back-and-forth carried on throughout the rest of last year. We both love talking mixology and different liquors and liqueurs.

These seven drinks are solid first-date orders. The list leans heavily on classics and favors straightforward drinks the bartender doesn’t have to.

When you are the rare guy who talks to her in the way that gets her out of customer service mode and into personal and flirting mode with you, all you need to do then is get her number. This provides you with a BIG opportunity to find a cool girlfriend, or at least enjoy a quick, sexual relationship. So, how can you stand out from the crowd and get the attention and interest of these hot and often single women?

You simply have to focus on allowing her to experience your confidence, social skills and ability to make her feel turned on. She was leaving and gave another employee her number. I noticed the door open and I said something funny about the number.

Bartenders Share Their Dating Tips