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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: Drama Drama, Gourmet Gourmet, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Super Jump
Authors: Nagatomo, Kenji (Art), Joh, Araki (Story)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 49224,922 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #7882
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #986
Members: 13,845
Favorites: 294

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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
Feb 8, 2021
Curiouswanderer (All reviews)
I gotta say, the amount of alcoholic drinks that I've learned from this manga, might as well be bigger than a thesis. I didn't even know there were actual drink names called Cinderella, Eye Opener, Red Eye, Didercar, Black Velvet, so much more that you just get overwhelmed so quickly haha! Honestly I just couldn't keep up with this manga with so alcohol drinks that involves different characters in every chapter! While this manga was different, it became just pretty overwhelming! Unless if you were serious about wanting to learn different types of drinks, you would find this particularly boring.

Also the design changes near the read more

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