7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

I'm just gonna say it: Bartending is AWESOME! Before starting my business Bar Patrol in 2010, I spent 15 years pouring beers, shaking martinis and creating awesome shots and cocktails for guests who had come to my adult playground to frolic. And in the process, I was walking home with $300 - $400 per shift each and every night. Not bad for someone who is simply facilitating a party. As many of you know, a large portion of my business is training people with no experience to become bartenders, so if that's you, and you've come here in search of information on how you can get started raking in fistfuls of cash day after day, night after night, you'll want to check out the video below, 7 Steps to Becoming a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience. You can also check out my FREE 3-part video training series on becoming a bartender: Video 1: The 3 Biggest Bartending School Myths & Lies Video 2: The 7-Step...
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7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Bartending School

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 does it right. Problem is, I have yet to find many that qualify. In fact, I have yet to find one that does it right from beginning to end, which is why I created TheRealBarCourse. If you want more details, CLICK HERE. However, each little squirrel must find his/her own way, so when you're out there researching, here are 7 things you should consider when choosing the right bartending school or course for you. 1. THE COST We all know this is the first question on everyone's mind, so let's get right to it. As with anything you purchase, you should consider if what you're buying is worth the...
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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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How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

How to Become a Bartender With Absolutely No Experience

[cs_content][cs_section parallax="false" separator_top_type="none" separator_top_height="50px" separator_top_angle_point="50" separator_bottom_type="none" separator_bottom_height="50px" separator_bottom_angle_point="50" style="margin: 0px 0px -20px;padding: 45px 0px 0px;"][cs_row inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" style="margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;"][cs_column fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="1/1" style="padding: 0px;"][cs_text]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 might be the life for you? Sorry to pry, but I like walking down a path together, holding hands (don’t worry, mine are soft and sexy). For those of you who don’t know me, I am Dave Allred, TheRealBarman. For the past 6 years I have had the #1 book on Amazon on how to become a bartender. You can check it out HERE if you’re interested. Since then I have created a master course to the...
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Bartending Schools: The Real Truth From TheRealBarman

Bartending Schools: The Real Truth From TheRealBarman

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 by, as Consumer Affairs of course is one of the biggest online websites out there. Who would have thunk it? You can read the article here: Are Bartending Schools Really Necessary? by Daryl Nelson. If you want to watch an updated video on what I think of bartending schools today, check it out here. Should You Go to Bartending School?  As I take on this ever-increasing (and quite frankly, unexpected) role of helping people obtain a bartending job, I find that people can’t let go of the idea that going to bartending school is the answer to all of their prayers.     Despite my warnings and admonishments and downright...
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