5 Shocking Stories From Behind The Bar

5 Shocking Stories From Behind The Bar

1. After I commented on the fact that two women sitting at a table across from the bar were wearing the same exact pair of designer heels, my co-worker, who had been serving them, told me that the women had met up there to confront their cheating boyfriend. Both women...

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Top 5 Tricks of the Bartending Trade

Top 5 Tricks of the Bartending Trade

Think bartenders are superhuman and remember all the drink recipes known to man? Think again. A good bartender won’t tell you he or she hasn’t heard of a drink you’re ordering. Instead, the bartender will tell you, “I know several ways to make this drink. Which is the one you...

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Bartending and Flirting

Bartending and Flirting

As I have previously discussed being a bartender isn’t just about pouring the drinks. It’s a complex dance of flirting, strong will and oftentimes loose morals. You have to have the power and control to take over any situation that may arise at your bar. A weak personality will never...

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20 RULES OF BARTENDING

20 RULES OF BARTENDING

Bartenders have no adjudicating body that can tell us all the right and wrong way of executing our jobs. Every bar is different, just as every person is different, and it is impossible to devise a system that works for all the various bars in the world, the hordes of...

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DOs & DON’Ts

DOs & DON’Ts

DOs & DON’Ts of Facebook Bar Marketing. Marketing your business without Facebook? That’s like making a Manhattan without whiskey. Today, Facebook bar marketing is a must: 4 out of every 5 American adults use Facebook – and 76 percent login daily. The secret is mixing up the perfect Facebook bar...

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FAVORITE BARS IN AMERICA

FAVORITE BARS IN AMERICA

BY LEANNE ACIZ STANTON Tis the season for traveling and taking vacations! July is the perfect month to explore some new places and check out new bars! I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a list of my favorite bars that I’ve been to, from Los Angeles to Miami to...

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BARTENDING School

BARTENDING School

This isn’t an easy thing for me to admit, but here it goes: I went to Bartending School. Yeah, I know. I’ll come back when you’re done laughing; I’ve got a large Hawaiian pizza and my copy of War and Peace with me, so by all means, take your time....

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7 SIGNS YOUR BARTENDER REALLY KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING

7 SIGNS YOUR BARTENDER REALLY KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING

A bartender’s job is a balancing act. It requires juggling an assortment of drink orders and patron personalities, all while remaining calm, friendly and focused. It’s not a job for the easily frazzled. Unfortunately, though, everyone has had that other kind of bartender—the one you have to strain to flag down for...

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PEEVES

PEEVES

Build your own salad night! That’s like every night where I work. Why can’t people stick to the damned menu? I mean, I can understand subbing a dressing, or wanting no tomatoes. Some people don’t like tomatoes! I get it! Last night, I had a guest order an Asian style...

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20 Am azing “Tips” for Bartenders !

20 Am azing “Tips” for Bartenders !

Great bartenders are born, not made. If you walk through a crowd, you can pretty much point to people who could succeed at this job, based on how they carry themselves and how they relate to other people. The basic skills of the job can be taught, and the nuts...

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