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Hook Me Up, Mr. Bartender

Dave Allred Bartending, Bartending Days 0 Comments

The following discussion is an exchange I had with a guest years ago as a bartender. I have revived this conversation for anyone who is still not quite sure how capitalism or the transaction of money works in bars, as well as for anyone who likes the band Nickelback, as I assume you have some sort of learning disability. In order to fully …

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10 Reasons Why Starbucks Baristas Make Awesome Bartenders

Dave Allred Bartending 0 Comments

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, …

The 19 Stupidest Things I’ve Ever Heard People Say in My Bar

Dave Allred Bartending Days 0 Comments

Over the past several months, I’ve been paying attention and writing down things I’ve overheard people say because they’re either wasted or just plain stupid. It’s difficult to discern in a bar. I was going to keep adding to my list the stupid things people say, but I’ve become obsessed listening to conversations, so for the sake of my own …

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Why Bartending Schools Don’t Work

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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 …

Look Ma, I’m in Cosmo

Dave Allred Bartending 40 Comments

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 …