Bars and pubs are among the best places to meet old friends and new people, especially when you are traveling. And bartenders are easily some of the most interesting people you will find out there. Here are some of the reasons why:
They are knowledgeable and skilled at what they do. Bartenders who are really good at what they do are trained to prepare an extensive list of drinks at fast as possible without compromising quality. They make sure that they are up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.
They take pride of their work so they will go the extra mile to serve you the best drink they can make.
They know how to take care of their guests and may even refuse to serve more drinks if you think it would put your safety at risk.
They have seen their share of unruly behaviors so they are quite good at keeping their cool if the situation warrants it.
They work hard while keeping things fun. Bartending is not an easy job. But great bartenders make the job look like a breeze with their ability to remain calm and cool regardless of how busy things get.
They have a lot of tricks up their sleeves to get a party going. From scheduled or impromptu bartending shows to upbeat vibe and conversations, bartenders know how to keep the fun alive.
They know how to deal and talk with different types of people. Bartenders can read the mood and adjust to what they think a client needs. They can leave you alone if you prefer to nurse a drink undisturbed or they can exchange banters and stories if the mood suits you.
They are great listeners and can even give you good advice, if needed.
They can make you forget your worries, at least for the night. They have a lot of funny stories that they are more than ready to share to you.
They can point you to the best places to eat or party in the area.
And if you are lucky, you might even get one of the famous “free drinks” bartenders are known to generously give from time to time.