7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

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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 …

Meet Bot-Tender: The Most Boring Transformer of All

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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. …

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The Online Bartending School to End All Bartending Schools?

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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 …

10 Awesome Novelty Drink Ideas For Your Bar

Dave Allred Bar Management 101, Bartending 101 2 Comments

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 …

7 Reasons You Should Create a Novelty Drink For Your Bar

Dave Allred Bar Management 101, Bartending 101 1 Comment

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 …

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How Much do Bartenders Make?

Dave Allred Bartending 101 3 Comments

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 …