As nouns the difference between barkeep and bartender
is that barkeep
is (informal) a bartender while bartender
is one who tends a bar or pub; a person preparing]] and [[serve|serving drinks at a bar.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(informal) a bartender
* 1873 : Bret Harte, Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands
* 1999 : Frasier (TV, episode 6.13)
- I sez to the barkeep' o' the hotel, "Show me the biggest doctor here."
- Barkeep , a couple of beers here, please?
* barkeeper, bar-keeper
One who tends a bar or pub; a person preparing]] and [[serve, serving drinks at a bar.