National Bartender Day

National Bartender Day is a holiday observed on the first Friday in December. Also known as National Bartender Appreciation Day, this day serves as a reminder for everyone to show their favorite mixologist the love and appreciation they deserve. It’s a day to offer them a heartfelt thank-you, buy them a drink, or give them a shout-out on social media.

This holiday is similar in scope to World Bartender Day, which is observed annually on February 24th. People are free to observe only one of these two holidays, or if they are particularly fond of their bartender, they can choose to celebrate both.

The History of National Bartender Day

What we know about the origins of this holiday is that it was created in 2011 by Sailor Jerry Rum, a rum crafted in honor of the old-school tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Incidentally, Sailor Jerry Rum also established National Rum Day, a holiday observed on August 16th that celebrates rum.

Facts About Bartending

We aimed to list some facts about bartending and mixology, so we gathered everything we could about this profession. We then expertly mixed these facts and are now serving them to anyone interested in reading them. You might even say that we’re bartenders of knowledge, not alcoholic drinks.

  • In some states, 18-year-olds can tend bar, although they are not legally allowed to drink.
  • Bartenders increasingly have to be responsible for the safety of their patrons.
  • Some bartenders work 12-hour shifts, making this a very demanding profession.
  • Bartending can also be extremely tedious, especially during times with few customers to interact with.
  • Quality bartenders are in high demand.
  • Bartenders require more training nowadays than they historically needed.
  • A bartender must be able to multitask effectively to perform their job well.

Observing National Bartender Day

One of the best ways to observe this holiday is by leaving your bartender a generous tip. Since the majority of a mixologist’s income comes from tips, giving them a little extra cash can really make their day more special.

This is also a day for people to try a new beverage or to attempt mixing drinks at home. And as always, individuals can spread the word about this holiday online using a hashtag. The hashtag for this holiday is #NationalBartenderDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 6 Friday
Next year (2025)
December 5 Friday
Last year (2023)
December 1 Friday
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