Hilarious interview with a pair of flair

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 29, 2007

Hilarious interview with a pair of flair bartenders. So what is flair bartending?

A lot of people don’t know what it is. They think we’re just bottle flippers. There’s a bar here called Front Page, and they have a channel with extreme sports-snowboarding and a couple of other sports. And I think flair actually falls into the same category. You can get hurt really badly. Like I was practicing at home and a bottle fell down on this bone [points to ankle] and I went straight to the floor. I stopped practicing for at least 30 minutes. But flair is a passion. Once you get in it, it’s very addictive.

I poked around on YouTube and found some flair bartending videos…looks like (fairly unimpressive) bottle flipping to me. (thx, catherine)