Dating a bartender
How do you expect your bartenders to survive on the government-permitted tipped minimum wage of an hour?
When they talk about the “City That Never Sleeps,” they are usually referring to its bartenders.
New York bartenders are a special breed: they’re consistently ultra-attractive, they know an armada of great jokes, are an incredibly hardworking bunch, and they really know how to wear that fancy vest.
There’s just something about them, some spark that keeps folks coming back to them for drinks night-after-night.
And yet you’ll celebrate it with your coworkers as if you are the only ones with a hangover on a Saturday.
Whether it’s a group of sexy Italian tourists who insist on exactly three coffee beans in their Sambuca, or a group of gluten-free octogenarians who insist that the music is too loud, any good New York bartender knows that sometimes the best way to get paid is with some casual flirtation — and it wouldn’t work if they weren’t great at it. Sure you could see it as simply “bartenders looking out for one another,” but really, this is New York City.
But here are ten *very* good reasons you should never date a bartender in NYC: It’s not their fault, they’re the gods and goddesses of the bar, after all…and they just want to see the hard work of the on-call mixologist appreciated appropriately.God help you if you ever try to order a mojito to pair with the two cheapest appetizers on the menu.On the one hand, this is actually awesome because you can always count on them to be around during the weekday.
On the other hand, don’t count on ever being able to “go out” with them on the weekends.
You know how you look forward to brunch with your friends in Williamsburg all week? In fact, working brunch (with all of its overpriced eggs and underpriced mimosas), is the worst thing that happens to a bartender every week.