Letters to a Young Bartender

Mentorship is fundamental to the growth of the bar community at large. More than any bestselling book or formal education program, bartenders learn from the experiences of those who came before them — who forged a path, learned from mistakes and contributed to the craft.

In this uniquely personal and powerful video, bar greats and mentor extraordinaires Julie Reiner, Jackson Cannon, Derek Brown, Josh Wagner and Colin Asare-Appiah read their "letters to a young bartender," sharing advice they wish someone told them when they first began their illustrious careers behind the bar.

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