Been a bartender for: 12 years
Signature drink: Smurf Bomb
The best thing about being a bartender is: I'm the apex predator in the bar and I don't have to see anyone in daylight.
Been a bartender for: 4 years
Signature drink: Forbidden Planet
The best thing about being a bartender is: My favorite aspect of bartending has to be working the busiest nights of the weekend.
Been a bartender for: 2 years
Signature drink: Burn After Writing
The best thing about being a bartender is: Being able to cultivate and create a personal experience for every single customer, while in turn being granted a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of NYC natives and visitors.
Been a bartender for: 13 years
Signature drink: Teenage Riot
The best thing about being a bartender is: The people. The flavor. The fact that every single day my job is different. I get to be a psychologist, an artist, a party planner, a DJ, a chef—every day!
Been a bartender for: 7-8 years
Signature drink: Russell's Reserve Barrel 69 Old Fashioned
The best thing about being a bartender is: It's one of the few places I don't feel awkward. I love adapting to a changing room, the energy, giving customers an awesome night and making killer drinks—from classic cocktails to shots of Fernet or whiskey to opening a bottle of beer. I love it all.