World Bartender Day - February 24
Sat, Feb 24, 2024

World Bartender Day

World Bartender Day is a worldwide celebration of bartenders. Without this profession simply would not be possible to work bars, clubs, pubs and other establishments. The bartenders masterfully mix the ingredients into delicious cocktails. They can also pour a glass of bar beer, plain water, or brew tea/coffee on request. It is celebrated annually on February 24.


The purpose of World Bartender Day is to thank bartenders for their work and to show the importance of the profession in the service industry. It is believed that the profession of bartender appeared at the dawn of the Middle Ages. Back then there were various taverns and taverns in which there was one long table with a man standing behind it. He was usually the owner of the place as well. Guests could order drinks from him.

Around the 19th century, the profession of bartending acquired a higher status. Jerry Thomas made a great contribution to its development. This man is often referred to as “the father of American mixology. During his long time working in New York bars, he created a huge number of interesting cocktails, which are still very popular today. Thanks to Thomas, the book “The Bartender’s Handbook” was published, which contained dozens of recipes for creating cocktails.

The demand for good bartenders in the United States fell during Prohibition. However, after the lifting of the ban on the production and distribution of alcohol, members of this profession quickly regained their place of honor in society. Today’s bartenders are talented and creative people who are masterful with tools for mixing cocktails and know all the recipes perfectly well.

Interesting facts

  • Every year in Australia and New Zealand there is a major bartending competition called The Perfect Blend. Professionals from all over the world flock there to demonstrate their skills.
  • Angelo Cammarata of Pennsylvania is the oldest bartender. He worked for 79 years, getting behind the counter at a very young age. By the time he left the bar, he was over 90 years old.
  • Bartenders often put on flamboyant performances: such techniques are collectively called flaring. While making cocktails, they toss glasses and shakers, use a gas burner, and more.

How to celebrate

On World Bartender Day, congratulate family and friends if any of them work behind the bar. Visit your favorite clubs or bars, sampling a few delicious cocktails and thanking the employee of the establishment.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users what was the most striking bartender performance they’ve ever seen.

When is World Bartender Day celebrated in 2024?

World Bartender Day is observed on February 24 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday February 24 2024
Monday February 24 2025
Tuesday February 24 2026
Wednesday February 24 2027