Bartenders talk a lot — it’s a necessary part of the job. But after years behind the bar, we know that there are certain things that will or should never be uttered. Here are eight things you’ll never hear a bartender say.
1. “I’m a bartender.”
Of course, if someone asks about what we do, we don’t hide it, but we tend not to offer up that information, especially when we’re out at someone else’s bar or restaurant. Usually, bartenders can spot fellow bartenders anyway, but there is something that feels disrespectful about bringing it up. It feels like we’re fishing for free drinks, even if that’s not true.