How To Stock A Bar

Stocking a commercial bar and stocking a home bar are probably going to be two entirely different things unless you’re willing to spend thousands of dollars on your home bar. If you are, by all means, follow our list to the letter! The liquor store will love you! First, we’ll look at the typical commercial […]

How To Spot A Professional Bartender

A bartender is someone who serves beverages behind a licensed bar to paying customers. A bartender can also be called a barkeep or a barmaid. Bartenders are found in bars, pubs, taverns, nightclubs and other such places. The bartender mixes and serves drinks, and the majority of drinks a bartender is making contain alcohol, such […]

5 Reasons People Tip and How To Use It

Knowing why people tip can be a powerful tool for a bartender. Michael Lynn of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration wrote a paper called: “Service Gratuities and Tipping: A Motivational Framework.” This article dives into what makes people want to tip. As bartenders we can take a lot from this paper to better understand how and why our customers tip. […]

Bartender or Mixologist Is There A Difference?

What is the difference between a Bartender and a Mixologist? Some would argue that a mixologist is just a fancy term for bartender. Just because a bartender calls themselves a mixologist doesn’t mean that they’re good at mixology. Almost all bartenders are in a sense a mixologist, but not all mixologists bartend. Bartender A bartender […]

Write Your Resume To Get Noticed

Your Resume Needs To Get Noticed. Having a resume in the bartending business is a very good idea. Normally people don’t turn in resumes, instead they simply fill out an application. Some places run out of applications and when you go in to get one you are given a piece of paper, or worse a […]

How to Move Your Career with Bartending.

Getting your degree can be a financial challenge. Reducing the burden of paying for school will make things easier. Many students get jobs while going to school. Sometimes these jobs don’t pay well and take up a lot of time. Bartending pays more money per hour than most part time college jobs. This means that […]

Bartending License

There is no such thing as a “Bartending License”. In any state. Have you ever asked how to become a licensed bartender? Some people don’t realize that there is no bartending license. Becoming a bartender doesn’t require some sort of state or national standard. No standardized testing given by the Board of Education is given […]

The Most Important People In The Bar?

Who are the most important people in the bar? Usually when people are asked this question they give what they think is the right answer.  The Customer. WRONG. Now this doesn’t mean that the customer isn’t important. Without them you aren’t going to make money. Let me explain. Years ago I tended bar with a […]

How To Free Pour and Why You Should.

How To Free Pour and Why You Should. Simply put, it’s when you turn a bottle and let the liquid flow without anything, but you, stopping the pour. There are Measured Bottle Pourers that are often used at bars. These pour a calibrated amount of liquid and automatically stop. Most bartenders hate these because they […]