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The Greatest Fictional Bartenders  

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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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Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Cheers
2
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons
3
Woody Boyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Cheers
4
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
5
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
6
Isaac Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Isaac Washington The Love Boat
7
Mac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Mac It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
8
Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
9
Lloyd the Bartender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
The Shining
10
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Deadwood
11
Brian Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
wiabux added Cocktail
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Deandra Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
13
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Maryellen Elizabeth added M*A*S*H
14
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
JordanMc added Cheers
15
Quark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek
16
Horace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Family Guy Universe
17
Doug Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
wiabux added Cocktail
18
iZac is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
iZac Futurama
19
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
slaft added Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family
20
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek
21
Milt Joyce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
zxray added Milt Joyce Tombstone
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Andy the Mixologist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
PeteBoyle added Andy the Mixologist
Portlandia
23
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
VeryCloseTalking added New Girl
24
Gus the Bartender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
zxray added Gus the Bartender The Cleveland Show
25
Doc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
John Carter added The Boondock Saints