Should You Go to Bartending School?

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Just so y’all are aware, this video is a 2nd edition. Years ago I had a video by the same title, but since then my stance has changed just a teensy bit (but not much) on bartending schools and whether you should go. Check out the video and email me if you have any questions. And if you want to …

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Do I Need a Bartending License or Certificate to Become a Bartender?

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There are two specific questions I get more than all the other questions combined from aspiring bartenders looking to break into the industry, and they are: In this post I will answer the first question, and if you want the answer to the 2nd question (and most of you will because you’re curious go-getters), go ahead and check out Should You …

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10 Reasons Why Starbucks Baristas Make Awesome Bartenders

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I believe in full transparency, so for those of you who don’t know me, I help people become bartenders. It’s one of the main things I do, which is how this whole experiment with Starbuck’s began about a year ago. If you want to learn more about how to become a bartender like my other former barista students have done, …

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The Bar & Restaurant 10-Step Customer Service System That Will Keep Your Guests Coming Back Again and Again

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I know, I know, you’re tired of hearing about customer service. It’s cliché and you’d rather have your nipples twisted with a pair of pliers than discuss customer service again. However, in business we all know (or should know) that it is much easier and cheaper to retain existing customers than it is to find new ones, and the only …

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How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

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Before we dive into all the details of how to become a bartender, I have to ask you, Mr./Ms. aspiring bartender, how did you happen to arrive here? And I don’t mean to this site or this article? I mean, what has been going through your head in the past few days or weeks which has led you to a decision that bartending …

Your Bar Manager Sucks!

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Many people may not know this about me, but I’m on a committee to pass a bill that requires bar managers to do “management ride-alongs” with other successful managers before they are allowed to get hired as a bar or restaurant manager.  Alright, I lied.  After all, committees are hard. It wasn’t until I started my business five years ago …

10 Must Ask Interview Questions For Hiring the Perfect Server or Bartender

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Here’s a fact: In the past three years I have asked approximately 50 owners and managers what their #1 pain point is in running their business. I’d say 45 of those 50 stated that managing and motivating employees was their top pain-in-the-ass issue that they wish would just go away. If you are an owner or manager, you are nodding …

Bar and Liquor Inventory App From Bar Patrol

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Inventory sucks.  No argument there. And a good inventory system will definitely make it easier so you can run your business more efficiently and profitable, but the problem is that bar and liquor inventory software is sprouting up all over the place, overrunning our industry like a legion of ants converging on a sticky counter top. So where do you …