About Crafty Bartending

Elevate your bartending skills with Crafty Bartending! Let us be your go to source for bartending tips, behind the bar tutorials, and delicious cocktail recipes designed for established and aspiring bartenders.

The Ultimate Source for Bartending Tips

We’re a one-stop resource for new and aspiring bartenders, made by bartenders. We cover the life, the party, the alcohol, and the cocktails. But most importantly, we provide actionable advice that you can use to land your first job, become a better bartender faster, and fast-track your career. 

From finding the right online bartending school, to creating the perfect bartending resume, and even living the dream as a vagatender, we have just about everything you could need to kick off your career as a bartender.

Point blank, if you’re looking to take your career as a bartender seriously, you’ve come to the right place. 

Our mission is to help you become the best bartender you can be so you can live the life you’ve always dreamed of. This profession is unique because it gives you the freedom to travel the world, socialize for a living, and make great money whilst doing so. 

For me, that’s what being a bartender is all about. 

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Meet Tom Drake

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Cheers mate!

I’m Tom Drake, pro bartender, bar manager, avid traveller and creator of Crafty Bartending.

I was lucking enough to stumble my way into bartending in my final year of school. Back then, I didn’t know what I was doing with my life.

But I do know this, the 6 years that I spent traveling the world and working as a professional bartender, were some of the most enjoyable & transformative years of my life.

Looking back on it, I’ve done some pretty crazy things – cliff jumping in the South of France, partying in Ibizia, snowboarding in the alps, and getting into the ring for a pro Muay Thai fight in Thailand… 

None of it would have been possible if I didn’t take the plunge all those years ago and become a professional bartender. 

I hope the lessons I’ve learned and the advice I have can help you live your life to the fullest  as a bartender as well.