Whether they are pouring you your favorite drink or listening to all your woes, bartenders have been around forever. First primarily as innkeepers or alehouse owners.
In the 1800s the image we think of as a bartender came into being. Jerry Thomas is thought to be the Father of Bartending for developing popular cocktails and flashy ways of preparing them
So if you happen upon a bartender today thank them and wish them a Happy World Bartender Day.