7 Rookie Mistakes People Make When Trying to Become a Bartender

7 Rookie Mistakes People Make When Trying to Become a Bartender

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4EhGmB9IEw&t=55s This is one of my longer videos, but it is worth it if you are thinking about becoming a bartender and you want to avoid all the mistakes that I see on a daily basis from people who walk into my bar looking for a job. Don't be one of those people. If you're ready to become a bartender right now, even with little or no experience, CLICK HERE. Enjoy Dave, TheRB...
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Hook Me Up, Mr. Bartender

Hook Me Up, Mr. Bartender

The following discussion is an exchange I had with a guest years ago as a bartender. I have revived this conversation for anyone who is still not quite sure how capitalism or the transaction of money works in bars, as well as for anyone who likes the band Nickelback, as I assume you have some sort of learning disability. In order to fully understand the situation, we must have a set of ground rules. Here is a reminder of what bars are not: Bars are not yard sales. Bars are not auctions where you can raise up a little numbered sign on a stick to bid for drinks. Bars are not J.C. Penny’s or Target that have year-end clearance sales. Despite what the dishonest bartenders of the world might lead you to believe, drinks are non-negotiable, at least not in places that are trying to earn a profit. I want you to fully understand the situation because I know I can sound like a dick sometimes, but...
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How I Make $150 Per Hour As Bar Inventory Auditor

How I Make $150 Per Hour As Bar Inventory Auditor

*(At the end of this article, grab a FREE copy of my latest book, The Bar Auditor's Handbook: The Undergound Playbook for Earning $150/Hr. as a Bar Inventory Auditor, which shares the exact blueprint system I used to build my 6-figure auditing business) I have no idea who you are, how happy you are with your current career right now or how you got here, but what I do know is that in the summer of 2010, I was at the end of my rope. I’m talking curled-up-in-the-corner-sucking-my-thumb end of the rope. After spending two decades working in bars for tips and managing uninspired employees, I took a look around and suddenly realized—as many hospitality workers do—that the path I was headed down was aimed directly at dead-end brick wall with very few options that would help me avoid the endless late nights and relying on 18% gratuity to pay for my retirement. Be honest: Almost nobody wants to work in a bar/restaurant forever. Almost...
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How to go From Barback to Bartender in 5.2 Seconds

How to go From Barback to Bartender in 5.2 Seconds

Ok, maybe not 5.2 seconds, but fast stuff is so cool I just couldn't help myself. As you may or may not be aware, the entire purpose of my bartender online course, TheRealBarCourse, is to get you well-trained and then get you a bartending job as quickly as possible, but if you're a barback or are looking to get hired as a barback, there are highly effective ways to accelerate your path to becoming a bartender quickly. Because the truth is, if you are looking to become a bartender and you have no experience, getting hired as a barback is one path you can't go wrong with, for a few reasons: 1) You get your foot in the door 2) You get free training on how to become a bartender (if you pay attention) 3) You still make decent money (the average barback walks with $100+ in tips on the weekends) 4) If you play your cards right, you can move up the ranks from barback to...
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9 Long Island Iced Teas You Should Know How to Make

9 Long Island Iced Teas You Should Know How to Make

Ahhhh, the Long Island Iced Tea. As long as people have enjoyed vomiting in the bushes outside their neighborhood watering hole, they've enjoyed sucking down Long Island Iced Teas. Just ordering a Long Island sort of defines your night right from the start and makes a declaration to everyone around you: I'm going to go from zero to humiliating just as quickly as I can. Now, if you think people get excited by the Long Island, wait until you offer them a spin-off of the original and watch them jump around like a chimpanzee who got stung by a bee. I've been serving these variations for years, and if you want to be loved as a bartender, learn to diversify your Long Islands and watch them clutch at their drink excitedly like a child clutches an Otter Pop on a hot summer day. But first, what kind of teacher would I be if I didn't educate you on the beginnings of the Long Island and where it...
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7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

The #1 question I have been asked throughout my career by people who want to become a bartender and who are considering signing up for TheRealBarcourse is: "Should I go to bartending school?" Followed by the second most asked question: "How do I choose the right one?" Just to make things clear, I am not anti-bartending school as long as you can find one that does it right. Problem is, I have yet to find many that qualify. In fact, I have yet to find one that does it right from beginning to end, which is why I created TheRealBarCourse. If you want more details, CLICK HERE. However, each little squirrel must find his/her own way, so when you're out there researching, here are 7 things you should consider when choosing the right bartending school or course for you. 1. THE COST We all know this is the first question on everyone's mind, so let's get right to it. As with anything you purchase, you should consider if what you're buying is worth the...
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