Bartenders Reveal the Telltale Signs You’re in a Crappy Bar

By Indulgence

America’s best bartenders explain the little things they notice about bars that make them want to head for the exits. From neon signs, to bad music, to unkempt bathrooms, to no greeting when you walk in, if you see these qualities in a bar, it’s best to avoid the place altogether.

CHECK OUT THE BARTENDERS FEATURED, LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
Brandon Wise, Sage Restaurant Group, Portland
Tim Cooper, Sweetwater Social, New York City Bryan Dayton, Oak at Fourteenth, Boulder
Chad Solomon, Midnight Rambler, Dallas
Karen Grill, Sassafrass, Los Angeles
Devon Tarby, The Normandie Club, Los Angeles
Eric Alperin, The Varnish, Los Angeles
Nicholas Bennett, Porchlight, New York City
Ryan Wainwright, Terrine, Los Angeles
Chaim Dauermann, The Up & Up, New York City
Naomi Levy, Eastern Standard, Boston
Jennifer Colliau, Interval at Long Now, San Francisco
David Kaplan, Death and Company, New York City
Joaquín Simó, Pouring Ribbons, New York City
Maxwell Britten, Maison Premiere, Brooklyn
Jeremy Hawn, Seamstress, New York City
Ezra Star, Drink, Boston


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