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The author, Emma Witman, is a bartender in Asheville, North Carolina.

11 things you should never say to your bartender

Bartenders like me are under a lot of stress every night. Our job gets even harder when we have to process these foolish statements and requests.
Author Emma Witman, a bartender from Asheville, North Carolina.

I’m a bartender, and here are 11 signs your drink was made improperly

You can often tell your order was made improperly from the color, taste, or presentation of a cocktail or beer. Here are the most obvious signs.
One of the robots getting liquor in order to make a drink.

The world’s largest cruise ship has a bar with robot bartenders. Here’s how my margarita compared to one made by a human.

The world's largest cruise ship features a lot of trippy amenities, like the Bionic Bar, which is staffed by two robot bartenders.
The Old Fashioned at Dante in New York City.

I tried the Old Fashioned cocktail at Dante, which was recently named one of the best drinks in the world. Here’s what makes it so special.

Dante, an iconic New York City spot in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood, was recently named the best bar in the world.
The counter at Dante.

I went to the New York City bar recently named the best in the world, and saw firsthand why it deserves that title

Insider visited Dante and sat down with the bar's owner Linden Pride to find out what makes the lower Manhattan establishment so iconic.
Sober Company, Shanghai.

The 50 best bars in the world in 2019

The winners of the World's 50 Best Bars Awards 2019 were released at a ceremony in London on Thursday night.
The author, Emma Witman, said bar customers can get intimidated by unfamiliar terms and ingredients.

Subtle ways bartenders get customers to tip more, according to an actual bartender

Bartenders have a few tricks up their sleeve that you may not realize they're using in order to up their chances of a greater tip.
The author, Emma Witman, said bar customers can get intimidated by unfamiliar terms and ingredients.

8 tricks bars use to get you to spend more money, according to a bartender

Fluffy language, exclusive holiday cocktails, and happy-hour "deals" are easy ways bartenders like me can increase your spending. You've been warned.
Author Emma Witman has witnessed countless first dates and seen all the worst mistakes people make.

I’m a bartender — here are 7 brands you’re spending way too much money on, and what you should be ordering instead

Brand loyalty goes a long way, and that's especially true at a bar. These brands of liquor are simply not worth their high price tags.
Author Emma Witman has witnessed countless first dates and seen all the worst mistakes people make.

I’m a bartender — here’s exactly what you should do next time you don’t like your drink

Like in any other situation, there's a right and wrong way to handle getting a drink you don't enjoy. Take it from a professional.