Are You A Professional Bartender Or What

Behind the Bar-A +A
DAVID T. KRATT | Other
Published: 11/19/2013

Your answer might be something like, “Yeah, I get paid. That means I’m not an amateur, right?”

OK, let’s rephrase the question.

Are you being professional behind the bar?

To me, being professional and are you a professional are not quite the same thing. The following examples of being professional are from bartenders I know. Their names have been withheld because, well, more on that later:

Old bad habits die hard