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New York's Best Bartender 2015: Queens

Is New York’s best bartender working in your neighborhood?

By Time Out New York contributors |
Sweet Afton
Photograph: Dan Hallman Sweet Afton

Whether you’re a fan of dive barsbeer barsrooftop barsromantic bars or any other kind of bar, you can always find what you’re looking for in New York—most of us don’t even need to leave our neighborhoods to visit a bar (and bartender) we love. If your favorite bartender made it to the shortlist below, vote for them, then come back on March 17 to see if they made it into the final 50.

The nominees

Manny Alverez

Manny Alverez

Bar: Hombres Lounge

Been a bartender for: 8 years

Signature drink: Mango and Passion Fruit Mojito

The best thing about being a bartender is: I work the happy hour at a gay bar. All walks of life come to see me—couples, straight, transgender, lesbian, you name it, they come, not only because the drinks are awesome, but because I have no tolerance for negativity.

Alejandro Hermoso

Alejandro Hermoso

Bar: Music Box

Been a bartender for: 15 years

Signature drink: Fifty Shades of Grey Coctel

The best thing about being a bartender is: Seeing my happy.

Stewart Whalley

Stewart Whalley

Bar: Sweet Afton

Been a bartender for: 12 years

Signature drink: Old Pal

The best thing about being a bartender is: Making friends for others and bringing people together.

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New York's Best Bartender 2015

Bartenders are such a big part of our day-to-day life in New York that it’s easy to take them for granted, but where would we be without their beer-pouring, drink-mixing, sob-story–listening, make-all-your-evenings-magical-through-the-power-of-booze ways? That’s why we’re celebrating them with a competition to find the absolute best bartender in NYC.

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