On this week’s Bartender HQ Podcast:

AlcoBlow is rolled out in Birmingham


Birmingham clubbers can now be breath checked for their alcohol level before being admitted to nightspots in the city, with blowing more than twice the drink drive limit meaning you could be refused entry. What do you think? Tell us on Facebook!

Bacardi redesign their bottles

Probably the most popular bottle amongst flair bartenders is changing shape. Is it for the best, or have they ruined the most flippable bottle in the world for all of us performers? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook!

Raise The Bar by John Taffer

I’ve learnt a lot from a first casual listen to this audiobook (on Amazon Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions) and it’s well worth a listen whether you’re a bar owner, manager, or just starting out as a bartender. I’m giving a copy away, you just need to tell me on Facebook why I should give it to you!

Tips For Tips

I’ve talked before about having everything your guest forgot so you can fill their needs, but today’s is specifically about phone chargers, so make sure you can charge all the major brands and your guests will really appreciate it!

Drink of the Week

Classic Sidecar. Full recipe details here!

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