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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Why Bartending Schools Don’t Work

Why Bartending Schools Don’t Work

In case you’re as dim as a 10-watt bulb, you are quite alert to the fact that I am anti-bartending school. I’ve been bartending and bar managing for 15 years now and I can’t quite describe my level of agitation when I see all the articles on the Internet that advise people to sign up for them. I kid you not, it peeves me beyond belief. It’s like going to grocery clerk school so you can get a job at Safeway. Sounds ridiculous, but it’s not that far from the truth. They memorize a boatload of fruit and vegetable codes, work in a computer system, deal with customers and they have to be fast or the line backs up. So why aren’t there schools for them? (Hmmm…new idea alert…) The reason is because being a bartender is a coveted and sought after position and schools were created by those who saw a chance to earn a buck. Nothing wrong with that. These are...
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