Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Ask a Bartender: What's the Worst Night of the Year to Work?

Maybe it's St. Patrick's Day, when many bars are guaranteed to be filled to capacity with green-clad drinkers already wasted by 4pm. Maybe, at a bar in a beach town, it's Spring Break, when you can't escape crowds of coeds, half of whom aren't legal to drink. Or maybe you love the thrill of a busy shift, and it's a slow night that kills you.

Wherever you work, there are some days of the year that are worse than others to be behind the bar. What's the worst night of the year to work? We asked our bartenders to find out.

About the author: Carey Jones is the Senior Managing Editor of Serious Eats. Follow her on Twitter (@careyjones).

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