National Bartender Day 2022: History, Activities
Every profession has a day set aside just for it and bartending is no different. The purpose of National Bartender Day is to remind patrons of the excellent service their favorite bartenders provide while pouring beers and making cocktails and their amazing people skills of talking, listening, laughing, and being a shoulder to cry on and a confidant in.
A bartender’s role has changed over the years from simply serving drinks to acting as a sort of therapist. In fact, these days, being the person you can confide in while drinking an ice-cold beer is what bartenders are most known for. Who could come up with a better form of treatment?
When is National Bartender Day?
The history of bartenders is extensive; they have existed across all societies since antiquity. National Bartender Day is a significant holiday in the United States, where there are over 500,000 bartenders. December 2 is the day to show your gratitude to all the mixologists out there, whether you go out to a bar or restaurant in your area, go to a new location in town, or grab a drink with your favorite bartender friend.
National Bartender Day History
The American holiday known as National Bartender Day has ties to the Sailor Jerry alcoholic beverage line. They have created a petition to be given to the British government asking them to declare National Bartender Day a recognized holiday in the UK and a day off for all bartenders in an effort to increase awareness of the day throughout the world.
Their main claim is that bartenders do much more than simply mix drinks; they also act as a type of silent support for troubled or irate clients, giving them the impression that someone genuinely cares about what they’re going through.
Additionally, the company plans voting contests to determine the best bartender in the country and visits bars on the designated day to hand them free pizza, clothes, and taxi rides home to bartenders.
National Bartender Day Activities
This day can be observed in a variety of ways. Still, they all revolve around the same concept: expressing thanks and appreciation to the bartender(s) you’ve encountered in life who have made a terrible evening better by listening to what you had to say when no one else would.
The specifics of how you choose to accomplish this are entirely up to you, but one thing you should keep in mind is that this day does not call for any sort of spectacular gesture; rather, as with most significant matters in life, it is the idea that counts. This makes it important to remember that your favorite bartender will enjoy even a brief visit.
Purchase a drink or two for him or her, then share a few laughs. In fact, if you have some extra time, you might want to ask the bartender if there is anything they would like to chat about instead of the usual scenario where the bartender listens to an unhappy consumer.
That might initially startle you, but it could make for a really intriguing evening. After all, just like their clients, bartenders are humans too. They encounter obstacles and have troubles in their life.
They have to deal with divorces, financial difficulties, and family illnesses. Just like everyone else, they occasionally question where their lives are headed. Who knows, using this strategy can result in a stimulating conversation that changes the way you view your own relationships and life.
In today’s social media environment, where everyone only wants the world to look at them, the wisdom we may receive from listening to others may seem discounted, but the value of collective wisdom should never be underestimated.