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 …

10 Greatest TV and Movie Bartenders of All Time

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Someone emailed me the other day and asked me who I thought the greatest Hollywood bartender of all time was, and seeing as I have chosen to unearth and report all things bar-related in the industry (and perhaps occasionally outside the industry), I decided to do better than simply name the single greatest silver screen bartender, and rank, categorize and index the greatest ten.   …

Bartending Schools: The Real Truth From TheRealBarman

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The following article is based on a survey I did four years ago in which I asked 47 bar owners and managers what they thought about bartending school and how relevant they are to finding a bartending job. And without my knowledge, the results of this post showed up in a Consumer Affairs article online, which I was a bit shocked …

Look Ma, I’m in Cosmo

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It’s true, apparently I’ve made it big time. No, I’m not one of the hot dudes with his shirt off giving smoky looks of lust. In fact, there is no picture of me at all (at least not yet), only my name.  One of the writers from Cosmopolitan Magazine reads my blog and she was doing a story on date …