The Worst Pick-Up Lines Bartenders Have Ever Heard

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No one has a better front row seat to watch America’s dating and hook-up culture than bartenders. Every night they get to see men and women make drunken advances at each other; sometimes there’s success and sometimes there’s epic failure. We were keenly interested in the failure. So we asked some of America’s best bartenders to share the worst pick-up lines they’d ever heard. And in the process we learned from some bartenders that the bad line is a dying art in the age of Tinder.

CHECK OUT THE BARTENDERS FEATURED, LISTED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE: Jennifer Colliau, Interval at Long Now, San Francisco
Ivy Mix, Leyenda, Brooklyn
Steve Schneider, Employees Only, New York City
Nicholas Bennett, Porchlight, New York City
Julie Lacoste, The Chart Room, New Orleans
Karen Grill, Sassafrass, Los Angeles
Chaim Dauermann, The Up & Up, New York City
Chad Solomon, Midnight Rambler, Dallas
Gil Bouhana, Atwood Kitchen & Bar Room, New York City
Ryan Wainwright, Terrine, Los Angeles
David Kaplan, Death and Company, New York City
Tim Cooper, Sweetwater Social, New York City
Erick Castro, Polite Provisions, San Diego


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