The Battle of the Ballots; A silent film about saloonkeeper,
Mayre Hall and his local iceman, William Wells. The iceman is
accused of voting for prohibition, which strains the relationship
with the bartender.
1918 Hit-The-Trail-Holliday; George M. Cohen plays
Billy Holliday, a NYC bartender who loses his job because
he won't sell alcohol to minors. With the threat of prohibition
around the corner, he takes a job at a brewery that is promoting
a new non-alcoholic drink called Bevo. This is a silent film.
1918 Amarilly of Clothes-Line Alley; Bartender, William
Scott, courts Mary Pickford, the cigarette girl in this silent
1919 The Wicked Darling; Kalla Pascha plays a brute of
a bartender in this silent film about pick pocketing.
1925 The Big Parade; Tom O'Brien plays bartender Bull
Michael O'Hara in this silent love story set in World War I.
1928 Champagne; A silent Hitchcock film about a spoiled
girl. Her wealthy father lies by telling her that he has lost
everything in the stock market crash and she’s forced
to go work in a bar to support herself. There are many camera
shots through raised champagne glasses and the promo poster
shows her sitting in a huge champagne bucket & stand holding
a bottle of Champagne.
1930 Blotto; Laurel and Hardy take a bottle of booze
from Laurel’s wife and plan to hit a local nightspot
to have a night on the town. What they don’t know is
that Laurels’ wife poured out the booze and replaced
it with tea, mustard powder and other ingredients. Not knowing
this, Laurel and Hardy think they are getting drunk.
1931 The Struggle; A story about an American man that
falls into alcoholism.
Murder at the Vanities; Manhattans
are used as props during a stage performance.
The Awful Truth; Cary Grant makes spiked egg
1937 The Thin Man; William Powell instructs the Bartender
how to make drinks, "The important thing is the rhythm.
Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you always
shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini
you always shake to waltz time." You can see a video
of this here.
1938 Bringing Up Baby; A bartender teaches Kathryn
Hepburn a bar trick that involves
popping olives in her mouth. Not really a great trick, but
the first bar trick I've ever seen in a film.
on the image to see the clip.
The Women; Mary Boland screams,"Get me a Bromide
-- and put some gin in it, too!"
The Lost Weekend; Ray Milland plays an alocoholic.
1949 Whisky Galore; A ship loaded with whisky wrecks
on a Scottish island.
Come Fill the Cup; James Cagney plays an alcoholic
that hits bottom then goes through rehab. He says, A lush can
always find a reason if he's thirsty. If he's happy, he takes
a couple of shots to celebrate his happiness. Sad, he needs them
to drown his sorrow. Low, to pick him up; excited, to calm him
down. Sick, for his health; and healthy, it can't hurt him. A
lush just can't lose.
Here To Eternity; There are many bar scenes in this film.
beer is drank and mentioned and Frank Sinatra orders whiskey.
Creole; Elvis Presley works as a busboy in a nightclub
in the New Orleans French Quarter. Many nameless drinks are seen
in the film with scenes of cocktail waitresses and a pan of a
bartender shaking a drink. The first scene shows a bottle of Champagne
being uncorked. One guy says that the only school he went to was
bartender school. Another guy says, "Everything he touches
turns to drink."
Hello Dolly; Barbra Streisand mentions a
Diamonds are Forever; Sean Connery breaks a bottle of
Courvoisier and sprays it on Putter
Smith, which catches in fire.
Murder on the Orient Express; Poirot drinks a Creme
Strange Brew; A crazy movie about a haunted beer factory
starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas.
Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure; Pee Wee Herman
dances to the song, Tequila, in a bar with some bikers.
A View to Kill; Roger Moore throws two Molotov cocktail
bombs made from one in a one-liter Bacardi rum bottle and the
other in a Perrier bottle.
Barfly; Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke play alcoholics.
Bukowski Tapes; Documentary about Charles Bukowski, a
famous alcoholic writer. Mickey Rourke plays him in the movie
Skin Deep; Alcohol becomes the center of John Ritter’s
My Name is Bill W.; James Woods plays Bill Wilson, the
founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Arthur; Dudley Moore seems to be drunk all through
the movie. He drinks Scotch, Martinis, Champagne, and beer.
Desparado; Cheech Marin played the bartender
Leaving Las Vegas; Nicholas Cage won an Oscar for Best
Actor playing an alcoholic.
Mars Attacks; Jack Nicholson drinks many cocktails throughout
Jude; Christopher Eccleston and Kate Winslet are playing
the popular drinking game, Quarters.
Much time is spent at the bar in this movie.
The Juror; Alec Baldwin gives a friend a baby bottle
filled with Scotch.
Tres Lounge; Steve Buscemi plays a drunk.
Jack; Someone is dressed as a bottle of whiskey at a
Halloween costume party.
The Mirror has Two Faces; When Jeff Bridges asks Barbra
Streisand if she wants coffee or tea and she says, Scotch.
Tanqueray & Tab, Bourbon, beer, and Champagne is seen in the
A Life Less Ordinary; Cameron Diaz sets up five shots
of tequila and races her friends to drink them.
Drunks; Richard Lewis, Faye Dunaway, and others play
Tomorrow Never Dies; The theme song, sung by Sheryl Crow,
becomes the first Bond theme song to mention 007’s favorite
beverage with the line, Martinis, girls and guns.
54; Ryan Phillippe plays a bartender at the famous
70’s disco, Studio 54.
Chinese Box; starring Jeremy Irons & Gong Li works
as a bartender.
and Loathing in Las Vegas; Rum, beer, Tequila, and other
cocktails are seen in the film.
Keeping the Faith; Edward Norton tells a story to the
bartender, by the end of the story the bartender is drinking.
Body Shots; Waitresses serve Jell-O shooters.
Coyote Ugly; Bartenders blow fire, light the bar on fire,
pour whiskey, pour beer, and dance on the bar top.
Loser; Jason Biggs and his roommates play a TV drinking
Congeniality; Sandra Bullock and others drink test tube
The Big Kahuna; Peter Facinelli is assigned to be the
bartender and doesn’t know what he’s doing
Broken Lizard's Club Dread; A drink is poured down an
ice luge. A guy squirts Tequila into people’s mouths using
a big water gun.
Die Another Day; Pierce Brosnan as James Bond orders
a Mojito and revives this classic
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Sam Rockwell and Julia
Roberts do shots with the bartender.
National Lampoon; Students eat Jell-o shots.
Honey; Jessica Alba plays a bartender.
The Cooler; Maria Bello is a cocktail waitress.
Santa; Billy Bob Thornton drinks throughout the movie.
You'll find vodka, Bourbon, and beer.
Sideways; A trip through the California wine country.
Pinot Noir sales go up all over the country after this movie.
The Alcohol Years; Shows a woman’s life in an alcoholic
The Perfect Man; Carson Kressly plays the bartender.
The Break-Up; Jon Favreau plays a bartender.
Art School Confidential; Max Minghella plays
Deck the Halls; Kristin Chenoweth and Kristen Davis decorate
a motel Christmas trwith mini liquor bottles as ornaments.
Me, and Dupree; There are many drinks throughout the
movie. Molly tells Carl they should go have dinner and margaritas.
Later, upon returning home, they change the lyrics to a song to
include repeated references to the word "margaritas."
Don't Mess With The Zohan; Adam Sandler drinks someting
he calls "fizzy bubby."