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The Bartender is a minor character who appears frequently during the early seasons, who was introduced in the Season One episode, "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride".


As of "Ike's Wee Wee", his character began to make recurring appearances throughout the episodes as the owner of the main bar, until he was reduced to a background redneck after Season Seven, including being replaced by Skeeter as the owner and bartender at the local South Park bar.

In his first appearances in "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride" and in "Damien", he is seen working at Sports Book as a bookie. His first appearance as a bartender was in "Ike's Wee Wee", where he serves a drink to Mr. Mackey with the intention of making him feel better.

The character's most notable appearance was in "Sexual Harassment Panda", where he is first seen serving Peetie at the bar before one of his patrons starts an argument against him. Throughout the episode, he is seen trying to calm his patrons after they start an argument multiple times, satirizing the common cliché from films and television originating from many westerns.

In "I'm a Little Bit Country", he appears prominently among the various supporters of the war.

In "Here Comes the Neighborhood" he is seen among several South Park residents angry at the arrival of the rich people in town, and forbids them from entering his bar.

In "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer", he kicks the boys out of the bar, who were trying to watch the trailer for Terrance and Phillip's new movie on television.

In "Butt Out", he explains to Rob Reiner about it being legal to smoke in bars in Colorado.

The character was reduced to a background redneck after Season Seven, including being replaced by Skeeter. He has since started making background appearances with other rednecks in later episodes.

He finally plays another notable role in "It's a Jersey Thing", where he tells other citizens about Snooki's presence in his bar. A possible script or animation error names him Skeeter in this episode.

He, along with other old characters, makes a cameo in the opening of Current Seasons, where he can be seen next to the Bar with other rednecks.


The bartender has blond hair tied in a ponytail and a goatee. He has a pencil propped up in one of his ears and wears a blue coat with a pen in one of the pockets, as well as a brown belt with purple pants and black boots. He is notable for having longer legs than most other adults, similar to Farmer Bill.

In "W.T.F.", he got a complete character redesign, now having a pair of visible front pockets and white buttons on his coat, as well as less contrasting colors on his clothes and an all-new face shape with his hair now having sideburns. He also now appears to be somewhat overweight and shorter in stature.


Since his bar's most frequent patrons were generally close-minded and uninviting, the Bartender typically served as the straight man to them, regularly attempting to water down their hostility towards whoever they "didn't take kindly". The bartender is easy-going and relaxed. He is authoritative when it comes to keeping his customers under control, and tranquil.


  • His name was possibly Skeeter when the bar was first named, as the current owner was never seen working in his place until Season Nineteen. The writers possibly remembered that there was a more prominent character with the same name and decided to put him as the bar owner, which erases the name "Skeeter" from Bartender.


Video Games[]

South Park: The Stick of Truth[]

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The Bartender's profile picture icon on Facebook.

The Bartender can be found at the bar along with Skeeter and can be added as a friend on Facebook after the New Kid completes the quest Rats in the Cellar.



Minor Characters from Season Three
Alan the Security Guard | Anchorman | Boy with Dark Green Shirt and Glasses | Cleo Broflovski | Costa Rican President | Deejay | Dio | Doctor Lout | DOI Agents | Dr. Spookalot | Emperor Hirohito | Foreman | Garth | Genghis Khan | Getting Gay With Kids | God | Haman | Helen | Jake | Jakovasaur | Jew Scouts | Kelly | Kenny G | Korn | Mailman | Mark Cotswolds | Mark the Security Guard | Marklar | Moses | Mr. Adler's Girlfriend | Mr. Cotswolds | Mr. Derp | Mr. Garrison Senior | Mr. Garrison Senior's Drinking Buddies | Mrs. Cotswolds | Mrs. Garrison Senior | Ms. Stevens | New York Kids | Nibblet | Nurse with Red Hair | Pablo | Pearl | Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda | People's Army Leader | People's Army Soldiers | Pirate Ghosts | Randy's Friends | Rebecca Cotswolds | Red Harris | Rod Stewart | Schlomo | Skyler Morse | Tommy Turner | Veronica | Yanagopa Tribe | Yoko Ono

More information: List of Minor Characters from Season Three | Season Three