The 10 Best Bar Promotions Ever

There are no two ways about it, the competition to gain customers and get them to give up their hard earned money is fierce among bars and restaurants. If you aren’t creative and think up ways to pull them in, you might as well pack your shit and close up shop because your job as…

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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…