A new film about bartending? It was about time!

HEY BARTENDER FOTO

Since 1988 when Tom Cruise took flair bartending to the masses with “Cocktail” – a movie which many bartenders in the industry openly dislike- the interest in the noble art of pouring a drink has been virtually back in the shadows.

That is why, it is always good when you find another film that brings back the life of a bartender to the big screens. This being said, it was a pleasant surprise to find “Hey Bartender; The story of the bartender in the era of the crafted cocktail” produced this year and which even more surprisingly is good!

This documentary focuses on the lives of two bartenders trying  to achieve their dreams through bartending.  The first, an injured Marine who turns his goals to super star  bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. The other, a former bank executive who leaves his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown years later he struggles to keep afloat. The bar is three deep and the bartenders are in the weeds at the greatest cocktail party since before Prohibition.

Hey Bartender is the story of the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the cocktail. Featuring the world’s most renowned bartenders and access to the most exclusive bars in New York with commentary from Graydon Carter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.

For all of you know -it- alls out there, this documentary may not be the kind of absolutely real film you are waiting for, but one of the features that adds points to this film is that despite the fact of being backed by a major distillery it is not the propaganda, advertising tool you could expect.

We won’t spoil the surprise for you. ¬†Here is the tariler for you to find out more about this:¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUwmDqi2kA

Watch it and give us your opinion. It’s finally good to be back on screen

 

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