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Melissa Allen

Melissa is a NYC-based writer, teacher, and bartender. Her love of food, culture, and chatting with strangers has taken her all over the globe. After stints living and traveling abroad in Europe and Asia, Melissa is back in NYC, serving up cocktails and conversation.

8 skills that are second nature to bartenders

10 things bartenders don’t blink an eye at

10 incredibly stupid questions every bartender has had to answer

15 bartender’s worst nightmares

9 things bartenders are total snobs about

9 things people get wrong about bartenders

20 times it sucks to be a bartender

12 fears only bartenders understand

19 things you’ll never hear a bartender say

14 signs you’ve been a bartender for too long

12 signs you’re dating a bartender

10 ways to make your bartender hate your bachelor party

You’re not a true bartender until…

What bartenders really think of your bachelorette party

24 things you should never say to a bartender