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Japanese: バーテンダ
English: Bartender
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 167
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to Nov 4, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Iyashikei Iyashikei, Workplace Workplace
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Super Jump
Authors: Nagatomo, Kenji (Art), Joh, Araki (Story)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 51615,161 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8092
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1029
Members: 14,996
Favorites: 302

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A genius bartender known as Ryuu Sasakura helps customers by mixing the perfect cocktail for them.


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Sep 8, 2010
Review #1 : Bartender

Intro :
My first review will be about Bartender. By the score already you must know my stance on this manga. It is a gem that I found. A truly spectacular reading. But I guess it is also the kind that will appeal to a certain audience. As such I will try to explain as well as I can why you should give it a try or let it sleep.

Story :
This manga is about Ryuu Sasakura, a young bartender who comes back to Japan after having going around the world for a bit. His philosophy is quite simple yet very interesting. As he ...
Apr 2, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Bartender in short;
- Depressed customer arrives at the bar;
- Bartender knows exactly what you did last summer;
-*serves that 0,1% drink able to cure even cancer*
- all problems were solved.jpg
Repeat this for 160 chapters.

The art is amazing, the pages and panels are clean and easy to read, the information about the liquors are rich. However there's no progression, no development and barely a story.
If this manga had around 20 chapters it would be great, but unfortunatelly it's not the case.
May 13, 2015
Im a big fan of slice of life mangas. As well as a big fan of different styles of alcoholic beverages. And this manga seemed to appeal to me when I first read the description of the story.

I found it a breath of fresh air when it comes to realistic manga. No love story of forbidden love, no sudden magic powers, no major plot twists. Just a good old story of a bartender, the life he leads, the customers he serves, and the advice he gives to the problems that they bring to his bar.

A lot of the drinks that are ...

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