We recently asked who the best bartenders in the area are. Several names were mentioned, and we also received several nice comments about these bartenders from anonymous listeners who sent in their choices. Here are some of the best comments we received about the best bartenders in west-central Missouri.

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Bill McDowell - Dukes & Boots

"He knows what he's doing. I can walk in after not being there for awhile and he remembers what I want. Everyone loves Bill!"

"Knows how to make bunch of different types of drinks and is so fast! Warm hearted and a dancing machine!"

Billy - Old Barney's 

"Billy has amazing charisma and never fails to keep patrons entertained (and in drinks!). I will pop in from time to time if he's there because it makes for a great visit!"

Kevin Henderson - Dukes & Boots

"He always remembers his customers and what they're drinking. He always has a smile on his face and you can always tell he loves what he does!"

"Super friendly guy. Always willing to try and make new drinks on the off chance he doesn't know how to make them."

"Kevin has the best personality out of any of the bartenders I've had. He always has a kind ear and outstanding smile!"

"He's super friendly, makes the best drinks in town, and he's very handsome."

"Kevin has an AWESOME personality and is always smiling!!! He adds so much to the atmosphere at Dukes it quickly became my favorite bar!!!"

"He is the best! Very friendly and passionate about his job! Makes great drinks and friendly service!"

"Always on top of getting your order done right! Friendly and always smiling!!! He's just simply the best!!!!"

"He's accurate, efficient, handsome, polite, and the life of the partaayyyyyy!"

"He cares for everyone who comes. His smile lights up the room. He works super hard and doesn't slow down at all. You can tell he loves what he does. He learns everyone's names. He's just a delight."

"He's super funny. Works super hard. Always is smiling no matter what. He makes sure everyone is happy. His drinks are always on point. He doesn't miss a single day. He's just the best."

"Kevin is super friendly, good at remembering what people order, mixing something amazing when they say surprise me, being super fast even when they're swamped, and making you feel welcome."

Landen Smith - Fitters Sedalia

"Landen is constantly making sure we have drinks all night and the are always perfect. He has an awesome personality that keeps us going to back to see him."

Michael Glenn - Dukes & Boots

"Michael always makes the best drinks, not too strong and never weak! He is always sweet and well spoken. He smiles and enjoys his job! Michael truly has mastered the art of mixing!! And easy on the eyes of course!"

Nicole Silvey - Applebee's Sedalia

"Nicole remembers our names, drink orders.....without lime etc , favorite meals, your kids' names that you talk about but she's never met, all the little details and she is super friendly and smart so you can have awesome conversations with her when she isn't swamped making drinks. She also goes out of her way to make sure you get exactly what you want and that you are happy. It's everything but most of all her personality that makes her the best bartender."

Ryan Leeman - End Zone and Fitters

"He has been a single dad for years and is a hard worker. He is getting married very soon to the love of his life. He is fast at making drinks. He always makes you feel important and makes you laugh. Plus he is smokin'!!"

Scott Michael - Fitters Warrensburg

"Makes Fitters feel like Cheers where everyone knows your name."

Stephanie Robinson - Player's

"Stephanie is always attentive of all customers, regardless if the crowd is large or small. My wife an I have judged all bartenders we've encountered across the country and have yet to find one that we say comes close. Don't take my word for it, try a few places and time how long your drink stays empty or how long your Keno ticket sits on the bar. I don't think you'll find one that beats Stephanie aka (Litttle) at Players."

Sydney Whittall - Dickie Doo Bar-B-Que

"She is friendly and knows how to make you feel at home."