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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.

How to humiliate yourself in a bar, according to a bartender

6 things only bartenders find funny

6 ways customers gravely insult bartenders

7 downsides of being a professional bartender

7 signs you need to return to bartending

7 ways a bartender can tell you’re a rookie drinker

6 things bartenders always have to explain to civilians

6 signs you learned to drink behind the bar

7 habits that are hard to shake when you leave bartending

7 things bartenders obsess over that the rest of the world doesn’t care about

6 things you should never say to a bartender on a first date

6 secrets bartenders want you to know about

7 differences between being a bartender in NYC and anywhere else

8 things you’ll never hear a bartender say

7 reasons you should never date a bartender

7 things bartenders love to hate

8 rites of passage all bartenders go through

The 7 habits you pick up bartending

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