This manga follows the story of genius bartender Ryuu Sasakura, who’s drinks were lauded as “The Glass of God.”  He is the winner of Europe’s prestigious Cocktail Contest, and the story follows him as he works through various bars in Ginza.  No matter where he worked, troubled customers would show up, and Ryuu would provide his service to help them resolve their often highly emotional problems.  Although he’s skills and perception are at the level of a professional bartender, he still has much to learn.  Unlike the anime where Ryuu solves the problems of others, the manga also demonstrates how Ryuu himself grows to become a better bartender.

Status: Completed

Scanlated Chapter 16 – 166

Volume Titles:

  1. The Kind Roost
  2. Perfect Taste
  3. The Visage of A Bar
  4. A Drink for the Traveler
  5. One for the Road
  6. Cigar Smoke
  7. A Martini’s Expression
  8. The Luck of Eden Hall (Edenhall)
  9. The First “Customer”
  10. Fluctuat Nec Mergitur
  11. Each Person’s Turning Point
  12. Cross Road
  13. An Honest Failure
  1. kurochi
    February 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    i love Bartender & am so glad you’ve decided to scanlate it.
    thank you so much! 🙂

  2. anonymous
    February 1, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Ditto here. I was worried that nobody would ever get around to scanlating it. Thanks so much.

  3. sensei 12
    February 2, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Thanks a lot, man ^^

    ehm… i would propose you a thing about this manga… if you are interested, contact me via mail ^^

  4. Jonathan
    February 2, 2010 at 1:55 am

    I’ve been waiting for this wondering if i would ever read another chapter. Thanks so much for scanlating this manga.

  5. nils
    February 2, 2010 at 2:02 am

    many thanks

    i just love it for its atmosphere

  6. Vin
    February 2, 2010 at 6:37 am

    Thank you very very muchh!

  7. dave
    February 2, 2010 at 9:22 am

    thanks a lot one of my favs

  8. Uğur Tuna Akıncı
    February 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I love this manga. Thank you very much for your scanlating ^^

  9. yugiohrunegeek
    February 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for picking up this series again. I had a dim hope Bartender will be translated again and it has. Thank you very much.

  10. DyneMacron
    February 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I love you. I would have your children. Bartender is absolutely amazing.

  11. Grimmer
    February 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

    It got me started drinking…it’s that good…

    Gotta go now, the bottle calls.

  12. Jon
    February 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    i kinda attracted to this manga =) tq for scanlating it

  13. shir
    February 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    thank you so much! this manga is one of my fav and im really glad you started scanning it.

  14. deinesaur
    February 6, 2010 at 6:23 am

    You have my thanks as well I am glad to see that someone has picked this back up because bartender is a great manga and I’m quite happy that thanks to you efforts I will be able to read more of it.

  15. DarkDarkDark
    February 7, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Thank you very much for the translations.

  16. Candle
    February 11, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Same here. The good feelings in this manga seem quite unique – and I might have never found this Manga if it didn’t show up on the recent updates list at One Manga.

    Thanks for scanlating!

  17. wiesly
    February 12, 2010 at 4:39 am

    arigato gozaimasu

  18. Sasakura
    February 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Hey there!

    Thank you very much for the translations! There haven’t been any updates for over a year so I thought there just might never be another groupe to scanlate this awesome manga. You’re really the best for picking this up! THANKS!

  19. February 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Hey, after your regular posting for Bantender, I decided to come and visit this site. I am actually quite surprise that you are a one man army in this group. I just want to let you know that we all really appreciate your work. Bartender is really good and more people will add to read and become a fan of it. Thanks a lot again 🙂 Hopefully next chapter will be out soon.

  20. ShinSakura
    February 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you very much for scanlations *deeep bow*

  21. Frenetic
    March 20, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Cityshrimp, just wanted to thank you again for taking up Bartender and putting up your scanlations. It really is a joy to be able to read this manga.

  22. Carlos
    April 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the scanlations i really like this manga keep up the good work

  23. mc
    May 7, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    thank you for scanlating Bartender.

  24. static
    May 21, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    thank you so much for scanlating bartender. i cant wait for the next chapter.

    i noticed your comment on bartender 27 page 05 about not being fluent enough in onomatopeia to translate that sound. if you go to and leave steve a comment or send him an email, i’m pretty sure he would know the translation for the sounds you may be looking for. he’s into wierd stuff like that. he did a whole post once on translating hentai manga sound effects (^_^);

    • June 8, 2010 at 9:26 am

      Hi static,

      Thanks for the recommendation. Sorry for the incredibly late reply. I don’t normally check the comments on this page… lol


  25. Triki
    May 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

    A brilliant manga, brilliantly translated, thank you all very much for your hard work in scanlating it, this manga put a smile on my face, its not al about flying and blasting crap out of your hands, manga like this is why I love Japan..

  26. July 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you very much for the translation, greating from Buenos Aires!

  27. Alex
    September 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    This is one of my favorite mangas ever. Thank you so much for translating them

  28. Mike
    September 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    It’s easier just to lurk than to post a thanks, but this excellent manga and your efforts in scanlating it is certainly worthy of much gratitude.

    Thank you!! Keep up the amazing work!

  29. vivant
    January 7, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Thank you so much for scanlating this one.

  30. BC
    January 15, 2011 at 1:55 am

    as a professional bartender I would tell you that most of us do not drink whilst serving.
    However, 90% of bartenders do drink on shift.
    Simply put, the best pro’s do not drink while serving, and usually, do not drink much when not serving. I myself do not drink much at all.

  31. Subaru
    May 13, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I really, really like “Bartender”. I would like it even more if I weren’t too stupid to find chapter 49… *hint hint*
    No, seriously, where’s chapter 49? Or is/was it integrated into another chapter…?
    Thanks for any help/hint!!!

  32. June 10, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Oo, is the story is different with the drama?

  33. December 19, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Kinda Sad That it hasn’t updated in 2 months
    Please Keep Fans Updated on Any Kinks !!

  34. Last Vestige Scans
    January 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

    How active are you on this project? We were looking to start work on Bartender if that’s alright with you.

  35. April 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I’d just like to say thanks for keeping scanlating Bartender, i’d love to see more of it!

  36. April 15, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the awesome manga and scanlations! I also wanted to point out that chapters 43 and 49 are missing from the new database. Thanks!

  37. epistasthai
    April 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

    oh, thanks!

  38. Gabardo
    April 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks for the awesome manga, the quality is perfect. THX A LOT DOOD’s ( ^.^)_V

  39. Ehime
    June 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you so much for working on Bartender. I really love this manga and appreciate the time you spend working on it.

  40. Fantasier
    September 26, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Hello CityShrimp.

    Is editing and translating your scans into another language version allowed? If so, is it under any condition? I’m asking because your work is very well done and I can see efforts in it so I don’t want to simply ‘steal’ without permission, but I really love the series and want to translate it so bad.


  41. Tacokitty4
    October 16, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Hi CityShrimp,
    Thank you for all your work on Bartender. You’re doing a great job, and I enjoy reading it a lot. Keep up the great work! :3

  42. Revol
    October 17, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Thank you so much for continueing to work on Bartendera and let us all read it with you. its one of those mangas that im allways going to remember

  43. Shiroi
    December 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Hi there
    We’re from a Vietnamese translating group. We’d love to ask you guys for permission to translate your project ‘Bartender’ into Vietnamese. We wish to contribute your fantastic projects to Vietnamese otakus. Therefore, your permission is really important to us. We apologize for any inconvenience. Finally, thank you so very much for reading this message, looking forward to your answer 🙂

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