"The Bartender and the Thief" is the first single from rock band the Stereophonics taken from their second album Performance and Cocktails. It was released on November 9, 1998. It reached #3 in the UK charts.
The song is track 2 on Performance and Cocktails. A live version from Cardiff Castle is available on CD2 of "The Bartender and the Thief" singles. Another live version from Sheffield Arena is on the "Moviestar" single. A bar version of the song is on CD 1 of the "I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio" single. .