The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

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List Criteria: Vote up the best bartenders in TV and film

There are so many bartenders and drink slingers in TV and movies that should be available to pour our cocktails any night of the week that it's almost sad when you remember the greatest fictional bartenders are just that: fictional. These amazing fictional bartenders hail from some of the best movies of all time and the best TV shows of recent memory.
From "Sweet Dee" on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" to the rotating cast of pour jockeys at Cheers, there are plenty of little and big screen bartenders to choose from in the quest to name the best bartender that doesn't actually exist. Considering, on shows like "The Simpsons," the bartenders can literally do ANYTHING imaginable (like conceive of a flaming drink that takes the boozing world by storm), it actually takes quite a bit to grab the title of best fake bartender.

This list of the best bartenders in TV and film, ranked by people like you, is here to help determine who the top movie or TV bartender really is. These famous movie bartenders and television barkeeps serve the best drinks, share the most interesting stories, tell the funniest bar jokes, and lend the most sympathetic ears. Vote up your favorite fictional characters to help determine who is the best bartender in entertainment.
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    Cheers

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    The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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    Cheers

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    Cheers

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    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Isaac Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders


    Isaac Washington The Love Boat

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    Cheers

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    Deadwood

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    added by pmmom38
    Cheers

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    The Shining

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    Family Guy Universe

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    Mac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders


    Mac It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek

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    often listed & added by wiabux
    Cocktail

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    added by slaft
    Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family Archie Bunker's Place

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    added by wiabux
    Cocktail

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    Gus the Bartender is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by zxray
    Gus the Bartender The Cleveland Show

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    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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    It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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    Andy the Mixologist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    often listed & added by PeteBoyle
    Andy the Mixologist Portlandia

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    iZac is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

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    iZac Futurama

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    Milt Joyce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    often listed & added by zxray
    Milt Joyce Tombstone

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    Jerome is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    new!
    Jerome

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    M*A*S*H

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek

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    From Dusk Till Dawn

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    added by clash1977
    Casablanca

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    Sam Noonan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by pmmom38
    Sam Noonan Gunsmoke

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    ranked high on reranks & added by Maryellen Elizabeth
    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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    Carl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by maislinger.t
    Carl How I met your mother

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    added by pmmom38
    Sopranos added by pmmom38

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    Tom Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by PatrickTK021
    Tom Nuttall Deadwood Proprietor of the No.10 Saloon

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    Doc McGinty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by John Carter
    Doc McGinty The Boondock Saints The Boondock Saints

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    Eddie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by PatrickTK021
    Eddie Barfly "I'd hate to be you if I were me!"

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    added by DawsonHoerdt
    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe fam guy 

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    Jamie Somers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by pmmom38
    Jamie Somers Bionic Woman

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    added by RalphBob
    This Christmas

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    added by pmmom38
    Melrose Place

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    added by ChrissyBaker
    Dominic Mixology

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    added by dennis-jansson
    Fairy Tail

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    Makino is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

    added by dennis-jansson
    Makino

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