The Pandemic Shift: Milano’s Bar

Posted on: May 19th, 2021 at 5:02 am by

Photo: Andrew Hunter

We are excited to launch a new collaboration called “Pandemic Shift,” a photo series dreamed up by photographer Andrew Hunter and bartender liaison Aaron Fischer. Together they are telling stories of the countless bartenders and shift workers who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic over the last year.

On March 16, 2020, all who hadn’t preemptively closed their bars in recent days were ordered shuttered by the governor. While some waited to see when their bar would reopen, many wondered if that would happen. In this series, we wanted to capture the moments and moods of these bartenders and servers in front of their closed or mostly-closed bars.

Above is Maria, standing in front of Milano’s, the dive bar’s dive bar. Seasoned bartenders can handle sass, but beware the many barflies that will stand up and have their back.

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