Slideshow: Ask A Bartender: What Would You Be Doing If You Weren't A Bartender?

Woodworking
Woodworking
"I spent one year where I worked 4 days a week at a wine bar in the city, and the other 3 days I went up to the Catskills and apprenticed to a fine wood worker. It was just something I'd always wanted to do. I loved being up there, and I still build some things for myself (but wine is my first love)." — Davis Anderson (Maslow 6 Wine Bar)
In the Kitchen
In the Kitchen
"I went to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. So I would still be running down the dream of being a chef in my own place. Either that, or I always tell people I would be an accountant—just because it seems as different from what we do as it gets." —Junior Ryan (Clyde Common)
Umbrella Drinks!
Umbrella Drinks!
"If I weren't a bartender I'd be a charterboat captain someplace warm with good surf, good fishing, nice people, and umbrella drinks." —Billy "Bonefish" Fannemel (Couloir Restaurant, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
Radio Star
Radio Star
"If I weren't a bartender, I would likely be an educator or working in radio. I was once an on-air personality for a major market CHR (Contemporary Hit Radio—Top 40) station when in college. My major was English and Organizational Communications; I really thought that I was going┬áto become a professor and a writer. Then this bartending thing happened..." — Elizabeth Powell (ArtBar)
Photos and Fashion
Photos and Fashion
"If I wasn't a bartender I would be a photographer focusing on documenting people's personal histories with film, while designing clothing and accessories... so, I guess you can have everything. (I actually get to do both on the side.)" —Alison Webber (Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen)
Firefighting
Firefighting
"If I wasn't a bartender I would probably be a firefighter (since I was interning as one before). Or using my business degree somehow..." —Brian Means (Fifth Floor)
Crafting Furniture
Crafting Furniture
"I am a classically trained furniture maker; I actually have a shop in New Hampshire. I would be there more..." —Todd Maul (Clio)