The spirit of Cupid, that meddling toddler made popular by 99-cent Valentine’s Day cards, lives on through NYC bartenders. Who is present for every single bar dalliance; privy to the romantic, to the profane, to the highs and lows of love? Bartenders. A friend of mine, in fact, was married by the very bartender who witnessed her relationship evolve from flirtatious drinking buddies to husband and wife.
Whether you’re on the prowl, or hitting the town with a longtime love, what makes for a better date night than grabbing a drink? Bars, pubs, speakeasies, breweries, taverns, lounges -- all pump blood through NYC’s dating scene. Finding a great bar is easy, but having the perfect drinks-date can devolve into a regular comedy of errors.
Bartenders see and hear it all. Whether your hope is for sparks to fly or to keep a flame alive, bartenders know the dos and don’ts of dating. Here is their advice on how to have a great night at the bar on your first date, last date, and every heart shake, ache, and break in between.