Why Learning Other Jobs, Makes You Money.

Learn the Business You can spend a lifetime learning the bar business, many have. The list of things is huge.  Mixology, management, inventory, it all matters and learning it is important for your career. Something else is also important.  What are other people that you work with doing?  How do there jobs effect your bottom […]

The Positive Relationship

How does a positive relationship help a bartender? Establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with co-workers is an excellent way to improve business. A business that does well is a lot nicer work in, and you make more money. A bar that brings in good money usually creates a better working environment. People are happier […]

A Clean Bar Makes More Money

  Make More Money With A Clean Bar Keeping your bar clean is about more than doing side-work for the business. A clean bar has a psychological effect on you and your guests. A well organized, clean bar serves more drinks, faster than a bar where chaos is the rule. It is much easier to […]

The Personality of a Bartender Needs to be Amazing

A personality lesson A group of six people came into the bar. They were happy, laughing and ready to order some drinks. I sat and watched. The bartender looked up when they walked in, and he looked right back down to finish texting, reading the response, texting again before putting down his phone and approaching […]

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 […]