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English: Bartender
Japanese: バーテンダ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 167
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 3, 2004 to Nov 4, 2009
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Nagatomo, Kenji (Art), Joh, Araki (Story)
Serialization: Super Jump


Score: 7.991 (scored by 44064,406 users)
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Ranked: #7392
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Popularity: #911
Members: 11,947
Favorites: 291
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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
0Zetsubou (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 2, 2019
Throttlee (All reviews)
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.
If you enjoy this ultra slow pace, give it a try, else skip it to another manga.

May 13, 2015
EmeraldFox11 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 2, 2018
Tanya-han (All reviews)
By far one of the best stories, that has really drawn me. The story is also by far one the most different ones, even if all we see is customers having drinks at the bar, and Ryuu Sasakura is the one that serves them. But each inidivudal character, that finds themselves wondering into the bar, have such varied stories, which really makes you want to read on. Also, I find it quite interesting that some of the chapters, even include the recipes for the drinks, which is something that is rarely found in any manga. This makes it set apart from other mangas, with it’s read more

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