The Rise Of Female Bartenders

March 27, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Just ten years ago up to 85% of nightclub bartenders were male. Today 60% of them are female writes Ann McGinley. What explains the change?

  • Nightclubs became sexier. These days they have “pleasure pits” and topless “European” pools.
  • Female bartenders are a part of their experience. With professional hair and makeup they are more akin to models than bartenders.
  • Customers are also less irritated at the prospect of waiting in a long line if they’re ultimately served by a female.
  • This also explains why female card dealers are more common. Some even sing and dance on stage to entertain after they’re done dealing.
  • All in all it appears to be a positive development for women. Before they were limited to working as cocktail servers and while the money was lucrative – $100,000 a year – the job itself was demeaning and involved a lot of groping. Bartenders make less money but have more prestige.

Read more about how men feel about the trend, the (unlikely) possibility of seeing men in mankinis in night clubs, and more over here.

Source: Slate