So on this week’s podcast we’re talking Flair Bartending and why you should learn to flair!
As you’ll probably know, I’ve been flair bartending since right at the beginning of my time behind the bar, from flipping ice cubes into glasses at my first nightclub to taking a national second place with TGI Fridays a few years ago. Find out on today’s show why you should learn to flair bartend in your own bar and what it can do for you.
5 Reasons to Learn to Flair
- Its an instant way to show you care about what you do. So many bartenders are just there to make a little cash on the side, but being a performance flair bartender makes you stand out immediately as someone who takes pride in their work.
- It’s visual and crosses language barriers and noisy environments. Because of the nature of flair bartending, it works regardless of whether people can hear or understand you, so its perfect for busy and loud nightclubs as well as large crowds.
- Travel – Flair Bartending opens doors for travel like nothing else – if you can demonstrate your flair bartending you will have little trouble finding work in resorts all around the world – I’ve worked in Dubai and Kavos with my flair bartending, recruited for Dubai because of it and got a job instantly in Kavos by showing what I could do.
- It doesn’t slow you down. When you learn to flair properly and understand where it fits within good quality service. Using your flair bartending skills appropriately will keep your service quick, yet allow for you to really show your moves when you have quieter times at the bar.
- You’ll keep your guests at the bar longer. Guests will have a much better time in the bar when you’re entertaining them than they will if you’re simply placing a drink in front of them, taking their money and then doing nothing they benefit from until you want more of their money. Your flair, even when serving other guests, entertains everyone at the bar.
If you want to check out the Steve Schneider Podcast mentioned in the show, check it out here.
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