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2011_philip_tipsy.jpgIn his latest Tipsy Diaries column, Frank Bruni takes a look at the trend of guest bartender nights at places like Compose, Dram and 1534. These events help build the cocktail community, but according to Mayahuel owner and frequent guest mixologist Philip Ward, there's another perk: “At your own bar, you can’t just be a bartender....You’re looking over a customer’s shoulder to see what the floor staff is doing and you’re thinking about the leaky pipe..." [NYT]