Do Bartenders like this really exist? Where they listen to your problems over a nice drink?
I'll have to look around. Certainly won't be in my town, maybe I'll treat myself in the city one day.
That's awesome and ridiculous. Must be a 200 dollar drink
What I'm more curious about is are there really places where you have to be an apprentice for over a year before you even get to mix drinks for customers?
How realistic is bartender's portrayal of the bartending business itself?
Not at all, the guy has one of the largest collections I've ever seen so all depends on what you like to drink. If you like whiskey he's got some of the oldest Macallan I've found.
There's several more of these, available here with sound. I find them highly relaxing. A little needlessly fancy overall but the over the top mixing makes anticipation part of the experience. Bars like this in Japan have very few customers at a time and charge a fortune.
I don't think you grasp how rare those bottlings are.
Thank you so very much.
Best post in the night. Cooperative and insightful
While I dont drink much, I have to accept I am curious. You have to see beyond the cost of the ingredients, what you pay for here is to see a master in action, someone who dedicated insane amounts of time to refine his craft.
That's what I was explaining to my friend the other day. Drinking cocktails at a dive bar is arguably a waste of money, but buying them at a high end bar or restaurant is about seeing the bartender's unique expression of the cocktail. The stuff they talk about in Bartender isn't entirely bullshit.
Where I live bartending at bars is not taken lightly, you can't just walk up to the manager, ask if you can tend bar, and then tend bar.
Normally, you'll have to make an appointment with the barman and the manager, where they'll try to discern what kind of person you are, how your social skills are and how you look.
If you're ugly, you're not getting hired.
If your manner of speech does not match the bar's image, you're not getting hired.
If you're awkward, you're not getting hired.
If you're cocky, you're not getting hired.
If you're fat, you're in fact, not getting hired.
If you pass this screening, you start by helping the barman by bringing drinks to customers and cleaning the bar, and if you're very lucky; pouring the occasional beer.
Dude are you kidding? Those people get bored as fuck, getting told the same stories over and over.
Normally it's like:
"My relationship with [insert person of interest] is shit."
"My business is going bankrupt."
"My father died."
"My kids hate me."
I'd be glad to talk with you about wanting to be a little grill.
Just look at all the anime and manga related posts in this thread. Oh wait.
Hey kids! It's time for HISTORY OF /a/ with your host SOME RANDOM OLDFAG. Today's episode:
Bartender and /a/: Why not hype the shit out of it?
The first thing you need to know is that back in 2006, internet was freaking the fuck out about the movie Snakes on a Plane and its ridiculously literal title.
Around the same time, the posters detailing the upcoming fall season of anime showed up in /a/ (pic related) and, lo-and-behold there is a picture of an anime called BARTENDER and it appeared to be about A GUY TENDING A BAR, HOLY SHIT. This picture and its title were literally all we knew about the anime before it aired. So, for shits and giggles, we decided to hype the shit out of it. We would post threads postulating what it would involved: explosions, motorcycle stunts, epic quests for the elixir of youth, GET THIS MOTHER-FUCKING GUY TENDING MY MOTHER-FUCKING BAR and other, in hindsight, unfunny Snakes on a Plane references.
No one expected it to actually be good.
And then it turned out to be really, really good. As in, we'd have, what would be called in this day-and-age, Bartender-general threads. We would genuinely wait with baited breath for the week's episode with almost as much excitement as Death Note or Code Geass (especially because so many other titles from that season turned out to be kinda shit: Cyborg 009-1, Pumpkin Scissors, Red Garden, etc). Some people would even say it matched the hype because it was one of the most enjoyable anime of the season. So we all patted ourselves on the back for hyping the right thing.
That's why, to this day, you still see Bartender threads; It's a genuinely great anime that survived being force-meme'd.