Bartenders spend their working lives tending to the needs of others. This nightly proximity to humanity teaches you a thing or two about how to be a well-rounded person. Here are some life lessons, we’ve picked up from working behind the bar.
1. Don’t be an asshole.
Yes, this is the most obvious of life lessons, but somehow many people seem to have missed the memo. If I could take one lesson with me from my bartending life, it would be that a little understanding goes a long way. If the bar is crowded, give your bartender an extra minute before you order. Buybacks should be greeted with appreciation, not expectation. I know that waiting for a drink at a busy bar can be frustrating, but nothing ruins a bartender’s mood faster than rude patrons.