12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

12 Bartenders Share Their Favorite Drink after a Hard Shift

In part one of this series, “16 Bartenders Share Their Post Shift Cure to a Hard Shift“, we asked industry veterans to talk about their post work rituals that help them to recover after an exceptionally hard shift behind the bar. Food, exercise and the classic bartenders “handshake” (beer and a shot) featured highly. Not all bartenders are elated by the prospect of having a cocktail after making drinks for guests all night, usually at…

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16 Bartenders Share Their Post Work Cure to a Hard Shift

16 Bartenders Share Their Post Work Cure to a Hard Shift

Hospitality service is an unforgiving sport, an elegant battle. Like any all-encompassing profession we go into big nights of service with the intention to ‘win’. That is, to work together as an efficient team to make guests feel like they got great value for their money spent and a desire to eagerly return. One of the great unseen pressures of the job is feeling responsible for the happiness of an entire room of paying patrons….

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Bar Book – Jeffrey Morganthaler

Bar Book – Jeffrey Morganthaler

Jeffrey Morgenthaler is a Portland icon, on par with Mount Hood, the White Stag neon sign or Powell Books.  Bartender for 18 years and blogger for almost as long, he fills his Playboy columns and Small Screen Network videos with hilarious anecdotes, punctuated with sound advice on how to turn a good drink into an awesome one, that is, when he’s not busy working behind the wood at Clyde Common or at Pepe Le Moko….

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Portland Cocktail Week PDXCW, in 3 drinks

Portland Cocktail Week PDXCW, in 3 drinks

Matt Grippo reports back his findings, and favorite drinks, from PDXCW 2014. Portland Cocktail Week 2014 was a blast. My second year in a row attending and I wasn’t let down. Any time spent in Portland is fun but when boozy events and cutting edge classes happen, attendance is a must. Any given day of PDXCW is overwhelming. Looking at schedules, I shake my head when I don’t see “nap time” in the curriculum. This is the real deal,…

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