I Was a Bartender For One Night and T’was One Night Too Many

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I was recently approached by Thrillist to write an article about a bartender keeping his cool under pressure. If that sounds like an ad for a deodorant company, that’s because it is.

Gillette was sponsoring the article, and they wanted someone who had never been a bartender before to jump behind the stick for one night. The idea, obviously, would be that I was constantly in the weeds but still managed to stay dry and fresh like a spring breeze.

Head to Thrillist to read the full article about my brief stint as a bartender, but to give you a sense of what happened… I had to make a guy who ordered a Tom Collins look up what was in it.

How I Learned I’d Never Cut is as a Bartender

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Colin Joliat is the brains behind this rinky-dink operation. He covers the alcohol industry with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's written for Brobible, Guyism, Thrillist, CoolMaterial, Craft, and more.