Monthly Archives: August 2011

Do you think I should take a barback job if I want to become a bartender? Dave, Los Angeles CA

This is one of the questions I get asked the most from people looking to break into the bar business.  A lot of people still think, if they want to become a bartender they have to first become a barback … Read More

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Beware of Bartender Burnout

Congrats! You finally got the job you always wanted behind the bar.  The bar manager gave you a shot and everything is going great.  Your learning at a rapid pace and the customers and fellow staff think your great.  The … Read More

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How to be Great Bartender #6 (Be nice to your barback)

Be Nice to the Barback The barback in any bar is a lifeline to the bartender.  Without the barback, bartenders make less money and that in turn makes the barback less money.  It is a true synergistic relationship but at … Read More

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How To Be a Great Bartender #5

I came across this article a few months ago and figured it was worth sharing.  It seems this bartender in New York City thought it was really cool to set a bar on fire to wow his customers.    He was … Read More

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