As a former bartender for ten years, I know first-hand how cynical a bartender can be. Make no mistake, your bartender is judging you from the moment you walk in the door. We are already sizing you up and trying to guess what you’re gonna order before you ever open your mouth. Once you actually work up the nerve and spit out your drink request, you’re completely branded. Here’s what your bartender is thinking while they stare at the floor and pour.