Meet Bot-Tender: The Most Boring Transformer of All

Meet Bot-Tender: The Most Boring Transformer of All

If you've every wanted to know what it's like to have a cocktail made by the Chrysler corporation in their assembly line factories, your wishes have been granted. Check out the Bot-tender. It's just like an Erector Set, except not exciting or fun. It's about as warm and friendly as the cop from Terminator 2 and quick as a sloth. If I ever take this long to pour some brown liquid into a cup and serve it to a guest, please take a jack hammer, place it on my throat and turn it on, because I don't want to live anymore. https://radio.foxnews.com/2017/03/10/hey-bot-tender-las-vegas-bar-testing-out-robots-as-bartenders/  ...
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The Online Bartending School to End All Bartending Schools?

The Online Bartending School to End All Bartending Schools?

Before you say anything. I'm fully aware that I'm a walking contradiction. I tell people who ask my advice about bartending school not to go, and yet I vehemently tell people to sign-up for my online bartending school/ bartending course. You can find out more about my course here. Seems like an self-serving thing to do, doesn't it? And technically it is, because I get paid for it, but trust me, it's a very difficult position to be in. What it comes down to is that all other bartending schools and online bartending courses are very different than mine. The truth is they are teaching their students the wrong things when it comes to helping them become a bartender. Or maybe not the "wrong" things as much as they are leaving out 70% of the lessons necessary to help people actually land the job. If you really want to know what I think about bartending schools, watch my video. My point is, imagine if you were Lebron James,...
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Do You Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Bartend?

Do You Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Bartend?

This is the 2nd most question I get asked, right after, "Should I go to bartending school?" Here I explain the scam that bartending schools try to pull with licenses and what you need to know. To learn more about Becoming a Bartender, CLICK HERE   https://youtu.be/mnM7UIEHYSk...
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What Should Your Pour Cost Percentage Be?

What Should Your Pour Cost Percentage 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 not because they don’t know what’s causing it to go up and down. Many feel that if they are at 22%, then they are doing just fine, but in reality they have no idea. Second of all, I find that many owners don’t want to know what’s going on behind their bar. It’s absolutely insane to me that you wouldn’t want to know what’s going on in your business, but I see it time and time again. POUR COST % VARIES GREATLY ON MANY FACTORS, INCLUDING: What you price your drinks at Bartender theft The accuracy of the inventory count The amount of happy hour or discount specials you sell Which...
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10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

If you haven't read WHY you should find a novelty drink for your bar, go back and read 7 REASONS YOU SHOULD CREATE A NOVELTY DRINK FOR YOUR BAR. If you don't need any more convincing and are ready for some ideas so you can get started creating buzz at your bar, let me share with you the best 10 novelty drinks I have had that I couldn't stop thinking or talking about with other people. 1. The Big Ass Mule. I have to put this at #1 because it's the one we chose for our bar. Not to mention Moscow Mules popularity has spread faster than the zombie population on The Walking Dead. The way we do it is to fill the 96 oz. cup with ice, add 4 oz. of lime juice and empty a 12.68 oz. bottle of Tito's into the giant mug. Then top with ginger beer. One of our biggest sellers, especially on the weekends.   2. THE OUTRAGEOUS BLOODY...
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7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

For those of you new to the subject of novelty bar drinks, they are the equivalent of a cat chasing after and swatting at a piece of yarn you dangle in front of it. Stupid cat. I own one myself (not by choice) She sits there with that superior-to-the-rest-of-us attitude, yet the moment there's movement, she just can't help herself. She tries to pretend she doesn't care, but like an addict with a line of cocaine sitting on the table, she eventually can't stand it anymore and pounces on it. It's quite entertaining to watch, and in the same way my cat is attracted to it's precious yarn, people are enthralled and fascinated by novelty drinks. First off, let's define what "Novelty" actually means. Novelty is defined as: The quality of being new, unique or unusual A small or original toy or ornament Novelty drinks fit both of these definitions. They are both unique and a sort of toy for your guests to drink from. If...
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How Much do Bartenders Make?

How Much do Bartenders Make?

Or more accurately, this article should be titled "How Much do Bartenders REALLY Make" because a wide chasm exists between what they claim and what they actually make, which makes this a common and intriguing question, and one I get a lot. A bartender's income is not like traditional jobs that have a salary or wages. Tips turn everything topsy turvy. And the answer to this question is going to vary based on where you live (i.e. Bismarck, ND vs. Las Vegas, NV). I have actually already answered this question in yesterday's blog post, Highest Paying Jobs Without a Degree: Where do Bartenders Rank? So you can click on the link and read that blog post, or I will simply repeat all the relevant details from that article here of how much bartenders REALLY make in this industry. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. And if YOU want to make this same type of money and become one of those rockstar bartenders you always see when you...
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