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What Should Your Pour Cost % Be?

I hear the same thing from owners and managers everywhere I go: “My pour cost percentage is fine. Why would I need your system?” Simple, sir (or madam)…because you are blind to what is going on behind your bar. First of all, most owners have no idea if their pour cost percentage is fine or…

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Hook Me Up Mr. Bartender

I just love when people come into my bar looking for a deal.  Just so there’s no confusion, there are no clearance items.  This is not Sears or JCPenny and I am not a used car salesman. This piece-of-work-cool-guy came into my place about two weeks ago trying to impress his buddies with his negotiations…

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10 MUST-DO Tips for Getting a Bartending Job

I am asked often how to become a bartender.  This is a simplified blueprint for getting a great bartending job. I go into much greater detail in the book, which includes exactly what to say and not to say in an interview, as well as everything you need to know about learning and practicing at…

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10 Greatest TV and Movie Bartenders of All Time

Someone emailed me the other day and asked me who I thought the greatest Hollywood bartender of all time was, and seeing as I have chosen to unearth and report all things bar-related in the industry (and perhaps occasionally outside the industry), I decided to do better than simply name the single greatest silver screen bartender,…