- "The bartender's life is a lonely one".
- - Vic Fontaine (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")
A bartender (or barkeep or barmaid) is someone generally employed by a drinking establishment to serve drinks, generally alcohol, behind a bar.
In 1881, Ed was the bartender of the one saloon in Tombstone, Arizona. (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")
The Dixon Hill stories, written in the 1930s, featured at least two bartenders that Dixon Hill often visited to learn of the whereabouts of certain criminals. One was named Rex who ran his own self-named bar and enthralled Lwaxana Troi; another squealed on Nicky the Nose. (TNG: "Manhunt"; Star Trek: First Contact)
In 2152, Captain Jonathan Archer and Lieutenant Malcolm Reed met a barkeep on a pre-warp planet prior to Lieutenant Reed's cultural contamination. (ENT: "The Communicator")
In 2153, the crew of the Enterprise discovered a group of Humans who had taken over a Skagaran colony. The barkeep of the local saloon had some Skagaran slaves, such as Draysik. (ENT: "North Star")
In 2254 Doctor Philip Boyce told Christopher Pike that a man will tell his bartender things he'll never tell his doctor when he gave him an iced martini. (TOS: "The Cage")
There was a bartender on Argelius II during the "Redjac murders" in 2267. (TOS: "Wolf in the Fold")
In 2268, Cyrano Jones attempted to sell Antarean glow water, Spican flame gems, and tribbles to a bartender on Deep Space K-7. The bartender wisely declined. Unfortunately, his bar became overwhelmed with the tribbles when they bred and multiplied later on. (TOS: "The Trouble with Tribbles"; DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations")
Guinan worked as the barkeep for the Ten Forward lounge on the USS Enterprise-D from 2365-2371 at the personal request of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Quark was the eponymous owner and bartender of Quark's on Terok Nor (and later Deep Space 9) for at least thirteen years in the 2360s and 2370s. Quark operated the bar through the latter years of the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor, the Cardassian withdrawal, Federation administration of the station, and the Dominion War. Other employees of Quark's also tended the bar, including Rom, Broik, and Leeta. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) However, Quark disliked the term "barkeep"; Miles O'Brien once called him a "barkeep", much to Quark's irritation. (DS9: "Captive Pursuit")
In 2372, a Kazon bartender worked on the planet Sobras. He informed Neelix where Jal Tersa was seating. (VOY: "Alliances")
In 2374, Orion Syndicate sympathizer Graife worked as a bartender on Farius Prime. (DS9: "Honor Among Thieves")