"Having been employed at Marion's during Ty's reign, I can only say I wish I would have paid more attention during my tenure, so I could publish a snappy tell-all. All I'm left with after years of waiting on tables are corns on my feet and a tin full of change." - Amy Sedaris, actress and former Marion's waitress
"In Behind Bars Ty Wenzel tells her story with humor, honesty, and courage, exposing details about her life that many of us would shudder to expose to the cold light of the printed page. Bravo!" - Dale DeGroff, "King Cocktail," former Rainbow Room bartender, and author of The Craft of the Cocktail
"Ty pours out some great tips for bar patrons and great stories about them. I recommend this book to anyone who's ever sat on either side of the bar." - Ray Foley, publisher of Bartender magazine
"New York is changing. I know that's old man to say, but it is. Ty's stories capture a time that will be completely gone soon! Capture it beautifully and honestly. Enjoy them . . . cherish them." - Dito Montiel, author of A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Her writing is raw, fun and at times very thoughtful and eloquent.
Ty Wenzel did a fantastic job of letting me see and imagine thru her words the actions that went on behind the bar scenes. i lived thru her eyes a little fantasy life.
Unbelievably bad writing by a person with absolutely nothing to say.
I gave this to a bartender that I know as a Christmas gift. He really enjoyed reading it, and passed it on to another bartenderPublished 9 months ago by Scott D Farnsworth
this is the greatest book i have ever read, i could not put it down.I aspire to be a bartender, im 20 and i was hoping to learn a thing or 2 about being a bartender, this book gave... Read morePublished on December 7, 2010 by jonnybartender
I bought this book nearly three years ago because as a bartender and aspiring writer, I wanted someone else's take on what the lifestyle can be like. Read morePublished on February 27, 2008 by Rock Snob
Bad writing. A true fluff piece of literary garbage. Dont know what the publisher was thinking. Ty Wenzel should stick to what she knows best and its not writing.Published on May 10, 2006 by QuantumQ
The book starts off with Ty describing her last day as a bartender. As the book continues, you as the reader get a quick and dirty tour of how she started in the business, a sort... Read morePublished on February 15, 2006 by T. Taylor
This quick read is both a story about bartending, and a story about New York City. The characters, places, and even to a degree the politics are all mid-to-late 90s NYC lore, and... Read morePublished on January 23, 2006 by L. Rephann
The narrator, Ty, is unique as a Turkish-born Muslim woman who came to America, got her degree, worked a few unsatisfying fashion industry desk jobs, and finally found fulfillment... Read morePublished on October 12, 2005 by Jessica Lux
Witty, funny, sexy and filled with great prose, Ty Wenzel penned an inciteful look into the bar scene of one of New York's hot spots. Read morePublished on February 21, 2005 by David S. Singer
I have always loved bartenders. It was a treat to read Wenzel's account of mixing drinks in NYC and what a joy/nightmare it can be. Read morePublished on July 15, 2004