National Bartender Day - December
Fri, Dec 1, 2023

National Bartender Day

National Bartender Day is celebrated in America on the first Friday of December. This holiday is dedicated to the amazing profession that bartenders are in bars! Bartenders are skilled in mixing up delicious drinks, as well as being interesting to talk to, listen to, and even joke with. People who are feeling down often go to a bar to tell the bartender about their problems, as they have become a symbol of trust.


The profession of bartending first settled in the United States in the middle of the 19th century, during the gold rush. The bartender went about their usual duties: mixing up ingredients to make tasty cocktails for customers. The oldest bartender was located in Pennsylvania, who first started the job as a young man. He determinedly decided to make money, and as a result, he stayed in the profession for 79 years! It is surprising that he was so dedicated to his job that he only retired at the age of 90.

Nowadays, people tend to view the bartender as a psychotherapist. Though this is obviously a joke, many guests leave the bar in good spirits due to the charm of the bartenders. Having a tasty cocktail in hand makes it so much easier to talk about one’s problems, doesn’t it?

Interesting facts

  • One female bartender worked professionally for 74 years, only retiring two weeks before she passed away.
  • The International Association of Bartenders hosts world championships for bartending skill.
  • Being a bartender requires creativity – masters often come up with new recipes, make unique cocktails, and surprise their guests!

How to take part

On National Bartender Day, head to any bar and congratulate the bartender on the holiday! Bring them a small present. Don’t forget to leave a tip when you leave, as it’s almost like their birthday! You can even organize a party for your friends and take the bartender out to relax while you prepare the drinks.

When is National Bartender Day celebrated in 2023?

National Bartender Day is observed on the first Friday of December each year.


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