Whether you’re a fan of dive bars, beer bars, rooftop bars, romantic 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.
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.
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.