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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
Sam Malone Cheers

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504 84
Moe Szyslak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Moe Szyslak The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons

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257 86
Woody Boyd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Woody Boyd Cheers

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226 95
Coach Ernie Pantusso is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders

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169 128
Isaac Washington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Isaac Washington The Love Boat

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179 142
Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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136 89
Al Swearengen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Al Swearengen Deadwood

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173 140
Lloyd the Bartender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Lloyd the Bartender The Shining

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69 100
Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
JordanMc added Diane Chambers Cheers

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116 165
Mac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Mac It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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93 130
Brian Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
wiabux added Brian Flanagan Cocktail

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125 151
Quark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Quark Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek

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48 55
Doug Coughlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
wiabux added Doug Coughlin Cocktail

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157 130
Horace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Horace Family Guy Universe

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74 42
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Maryellen Elizabeth added Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

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105 149
Dennis Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Dennis Reynolds It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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136 126
iZac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
iZac Futurama

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100 154
Deandra Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Deandra Reynolds It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

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33 49
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
slaft added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family - Archie Bunker's Place

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122 131
Guinan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Guinan Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek

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33 65
Milt Joyce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
zxray added Milt Joyce Tombstone

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19 68
Andy the Mixologist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
PeteBoyle added Andy the Mixologist Portlandia

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76 125
Gus the Bartender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
zxray added Gus the Bartender The Cleveland Show

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79 111
Razor Charlie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Razor Charlie From Dusk Till Dawn

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39 39
Doc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
John Carter added Doc McGinty The Boondock Saints - The Boondock Saints

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35 33
Nick Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
VeryCloseTalking added Nick Miller New Girl

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29 44
Sascha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
clash1977 added Sascha Casablanca

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38 47
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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49 82
Sam Noonan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
pmmom38 added Sam Noonan Gunsmoke

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40 85
Adriana La Cerva is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
pmmom38 added Adriana La Cerva Sopranos - added by pmmom38

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22 47
Mirajane Strauss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
dennis-jansson added Mirajane Strauss Fairy Tail

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28 63
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
DawsonHoerdt added Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe - fam guy 

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8 48
Hank Lawson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Maryellen Elizabeth added Hank Lawson Dr. Quinn^! Medicine Woman

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8 47
Makino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
dennis-jansson added Makino

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12 13
Carl is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
Carl How I met your mother

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Carl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
maislinger.t added Carl How I met your mother

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15 33
Tom Nuttall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
PatrickTK021 added Tom Nuttall Deadwood - Proprietor of the No.10 Saloon

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5 51
Dominic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
ChrissyBaker added Dominic Mixology

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14 50
Jamie Somers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
pmmom38 added Jamie Somers Bionic Woman

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Bartender is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
RalphBob added Bartender This Christmas

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7 42
Jake Hanson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
pmmom38 added Jake Hanson Melrose Place

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

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4 30
Eddie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bartenders
PatrickTK021 added Eddie Barfly - "I'd hate to be you if I were me!"