||WHY BARTENDER "Hall of Fame"® ?
Every Sport, Industry and Professional group
invariably honors its best. The Oscars, the Baseball Hall of
Fame, the Pulitzer Prize, the American Academy of Arts &
Letters -- these are all palpable expressions of the regard their
honorees are held in by their professional colleagues of the value
that is placed on their contributions.
In like manner, BARTENDER MAGAZINE, the Authority on Bartending
and On-Premise, salutes the otherwise unsung men and women behind
the bar who play so large a role in On-Premises atmosphere and
conviviality. In everything from NEW YORKER cartoons to the
old radio show, Duffy's Tavern, from the plays of Eugene O-Neill
to the stories of O'Henry, the Bartender is as much a cheerful
philosopher of life itself as well as a key ingredient to any
successful establishment's ambience.
And now, thanks to the BARTENDER "Hall of Fame"® some of our own industry's leading dispensers of cheer
and commentary are being given due recognition. The
"Bartender Hall of Fame"® selections took a fair amount of deliberation. No effort was
spared to locate honorees who not only pour with personality, but
also by their own behind-the-bar demeanor convey both good taste
and high professionalism.
The BARTENDER "Hall of Fame"® Inductees
are indeed the very best representatives of our business, and each
is an "all-star" in his or her own right.
BARTENDER MAGAZINE is simply happy to be able to single them out,
and to thereby have an opportunity to pay public notice to the
very personability and talent that makes ours such a wonder
business to be in. Even such a beloved member of the
Baseball Hall of Fame as Babe Ruth, for instance, was known to
spend many of his own non-working hours in the company of our
industry's representatives. The BARTENDER "Hall of Fame"® is an idea that is
long, long overdue within our business, but we're none the less
very proud to be associated with it despite our tardiness.
Congratulations to all of the "Bartender Hall of