You’ve found the thoughts of a bartender. I have worked behind bars for as long as I have worked. At 21 I started in Chicago, I lied and said I knew what I was doing, they threw me in. Ever since, pouring drinks is how I’ve kept four walls around me and three squares in front of me for all of my adult life.
Like any other gig, it takes experience to get it right, but this gig unlike others has the addition of alcohol.
When respected alcohol can make you a lot of money, but under no condition should you underestimate it’s danger. It can turn any one of us into a sloppy ticking time bomb. Alcohol is the common thread that leads you to me and with respect I am monitoring your dosage.
Working at a bar and “working” a bar are two different things. Threw time you learn how to do it right, all of us who have been there know what I am talking about.
The daily dizzy is a home to voice observations of life behind bars, not steal bars but glass ones filled with substance.
I don’t have a college degree. I love film, music, art and literature but never studied any of them formally .
My life experience is in people. My craft is people. My trade is dowsing drunks with fix.
I encourage those who have a story to tell about woking in bars to post content.
-The Daily Dizzy