By: Nick Perkins
The Bar industry is an industry unlike any other. This is especially true of bartenders themselves. Men and women from all walks of life give up significant portions of their day to serve up Cocktails and Dreams to strangers on a nightly basis. It’s a thankless job but, as the expression goes, somebody’s gotta do it.
More often than not, bartending is a fun job, full of colorful characters and memorable experiences. Some of those experiences, however, are not exactly memorable for positive reasons.
In an industry where bartenders act as therapists, prescribing Jack Daniels instead of Xanax, things can get out of hand quickly. There’s a lot that goes on both behind and in front of the bar, and those are the stories that we, at The District want to delve into. This is Behind the Bar.