Steve Schneider, one of the principal focuses in the documentary Hey Bartender: the Story of the Bartender in the Era of the Craft Cocktail, will take part in the June 17 screening of the film in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 regular, $8 student & senior, $7.50 ArtsQuest Member and $5 for all service industry professionals who show a pay stub at the box office.

Steve Schneider Bio:
Hey Bartender DocumentarySteve Schneider is an ex-Marine turned mixologist. After finishing at the top of his class in the Marine Corps and volunteering for an elite unit headed for Afghanistan, Steve had a tragic accident and suffered a severe head injury. His military career ruined, Steve took a job behind the bar near where he was stationed in Washington DC. Steve’s appetite for learning and passion for the mixology movement led him to New York City, and a position as an Apprentice Bartender at the world-famous cocktail bar, Employees Only. This past year, he set records in a global speed bartending competition, as well as won an international cocktail competition in New Zealand. He has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows for his cocktails, including Zagat’s inaugural 30 under 40. Steve, age 29, is currently one of the Principal Bartenders at Employees Only.

About Hey Bartender:
Hey Bartender, selected by IndieWire as a Top 10 Must See Movie at this year’s SXSW festival, tells the story of the bartender in the era of the craft cocktails. Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine (Schneider) turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktails bar in the world. A young man leaves his white-collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown, and years later is struggling to keep afloat. Featuring the world’s most renowned bartenders and access to the most exclusive bars in New York, Hey Bartender includes commentary from Graydon Garter, Danny Meyer and Amy Sacco.

Steve Schneider of Employees Only in New York to give talkback after screening

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, Pa. For questions regarding this release, please contact ArtsQuest Programming Manager in charge of Cinema & Comedy Ryan Hill at or 610-297-7110.