Editor's note: Welcome to our new series, Ask a Bartender, in which we chat with folks in the industry about what really happens behind the bar. Got a question you want answered? Leave it in the comments!
We all have our bad date stories—but bartenders have more chance than the rest of us to witness dates gone wrong. A date so bad you need a signal from the bartender? Someone soliciting your date? A boat sinking and naked pictures? Check out the stories in the slideshow.
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