Top 10 bartender pet peeves

18th September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Even the most patient, attentive and professional bartender has a few occupational gripes, as this top 10 bartender pet peeves shows


With the help of a few industry members, we roundup the top 10 bartender pet peeves

Whether it’s indecisive customers, server snobbery, or so-called “bar limpets”, there are a number of annoyances felt widely throughout the bar world, as with any public service role.

With the help of well-known bartenders JJ Goodman, founder of London Cocktail Club, Jon Hughes, bar manager of Edinburgh’s Bramble bar, and bartender-turned-author Dan Miles, we countdown the top 10 bartender pet peeves.

For a more in-depth look at a bartender’s life, take a look at Miles’ new book Filthy Still: a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails. Take a look at the first chapter of his book here.

Click through the following pages to discover which things really get bartenders’ goats. Are you a bartender with your own set of pet peeves to share? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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