Jordan Mackay has a nice long piece on being a bartender in 7X7 Magazine [link via Eater].
I especially love the sidebar: What Your Drink Says About You. Some excerpts:
1. Shot of Patrón You think you know, but you have no idea. 4. Vodka Soda Marina chick (even if you're a guy). 7. Milk of Millennia You're likely from L.A. 8. Mojito European tourist who will later ask whether we know of a good disco in the area.