So Your Bar is on Twitter… I’ve been running bars for eight years now and I’ve only very recently discovered how good Twitter is for business. It took me a while to get on board because I didn’t really understand it. I thought it was basically another Facebook. An alternative platform to show off and […]

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bahr-ten-der Person who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar. – Dictionary.com This doesn’t even come close. While Dictionary.com list this as an Americanism, from around 1830-40, Bartender, at least in the UK, tends to be the definition between the casual ‘Bar Staff’ or ‘Barman’, and the more knowledgable ‘Bartender’ who mixes cocktails and […]

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This article was submitted by a successful nightclub manager, all about the delights of working in the late night trade and how it would seem in any other scenario. If we treated your job the way you treat ours… This year is my 11th Christmas working in bars. Anyone that’s worked just one Christmas will […]

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For the flair bartenders out there, I’d love to know what reaction you guys get when you tell people you meet what you do for a living. What do the public think of flair bartending, what do they think of us, and are those reactions positive or is it something we should look at correcting […]

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In the USA, it is very much the norm to tip your bartender each time you order a drink, or if you run a tab to tip a decent percentage when you cash out your bill. In the UK however its quite the opposite, and while the UK has some of the most skilled bartenders […]

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The Mystery Customer is the absolute most pointless exercise in the modern bar and restaurant industry. Having a checklist of being greeted in a specific number of seconds, being offered a specific dish at a specific point and so on are not what service is about. In my time we had so many of these […]

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