|Voiced by||Matt Stone|
|First Appearance||Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride|
The main bartender at Skeeter's Bar and Cocktails and the town sports bookie, the Bartender's one of South Park's usual lovable Rednecks. He has a good rapport with his boss Skeeter, even when they end up arguing about who they do and don't take kindly to. He's not always a big fan of letting kids in the bars but he's let the rule go plenty of times as well. If there's a political issue to be had, or a good ol' game of cock magic, expect him to be right alongside his friend Skeeter. He also permits smoking in the bar, and the viewing of exciting episodes of Cop Drama. He also sent out one of his redneck friends to get help when Snooki appeared in the bar.
These days, Skeeter tends the bar personally at the newly renovated Skeeter's Wine Bar, but the old Bartender still makes an appearance here and there, often with the other rednecks.
- "Now Skeeter, he/she/they ain't hurtin' nobody." (Sexual Harassment Panda)
- "Must be happy hour already!" (South Park: The Stick of Truth)
- Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride (s01e04; debut)
- Damien (s01e10)
- Cartmans Mom is a Dirty Slut (s01e13)
- Ike's Wee Wee (s02e04)
- Sexual Harassment Panda (s03e06)
- The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer (s06e04)
- I'm a Little Bit Country (s07e01)
- Butt Out (s07e13)
- It's A Jersey Thing (s14e09)
- Goobacks (s08e06)
- W.T.F. (s13e10)
- Cock Magic (s18e08)
- The City Part of Town (s19e03)
- White People Renovating Houses (s21e01)
He's a friend-able character at his workplace, along with Skeeter, if you kill the rats in the basement, though the Bartender only speaks if farted on by the player.
- His appearance is significantly altered during Seasons 13 and 14 to use a more typical upper body type, with dulled colors, though he retains his long legs with boots.
- He returns to his original appearance for "South Park: The Stick of Truth" and the Season 17 theme, but the updated look has been re-affirmed in "Cock Magic" and "The City Part of Town".
- He first appears as a sports bookie at a sports bar during "Big Gay Al's Big Gay Boat Ride" and doesn't become the core town bartender until "Cartman's Mom is a Dirty Slut".
Myths and Legends
- Like most background characters, he has a fan nickname -- a few fans call him Rick Jones.