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 pieces of advice for new bartenders

9 things you get addicted to bartending

8 reasons why everyone should bartend in their life

What your bartender really thinks of your cocktail order

7 signs you are a rookie bartender

7 life lessons you learn from bartending

8 pet peeves every bartender has

7 drinks a bartender would never order

9 side effects of being a bartender

7 tools bartenders could not live without

7 superpowers every bartender has

10 commandments of being a bartender

11 expressions only bartenders understand

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

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