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How to be a badass bartender

There is something badass about watching someone open a butterfly knife.  It pretty much reminds me of every bad 80′s movie that I watched growing up.  Well it seems a company has finally come up with a way to look … Read More

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How to be a great bartender (Pour the perfect beer)

You would think that pretty much everyone who drinks knows how to pour a beer the right way.  I remember when I worked in a nightclub we had a new bartender who told the owner she had worked in some … Read More

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How To Be a Great Bartender

Don’t post racists comments on facebook!!! It looks like Jessica Elizabeth might be one of the dumbest bartenders we have ever met.  Jessica was a bartender at Proof nightclub in Chicago and apparently decided to go on a racist rant … Read More

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Off Duty Cop Assaults Bartender

This video is over 5 years old but it emphasizes a point I have been making for awhile. If you are a female bartender, you should NEVER be working alone.  Many females I talk to think it’s ok to work … Read More

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How to get a bartending job!!

Check the facebook page!! Got this email a couple of days ago… Pete- Love the website!  Just wanted to let you know I followed one of your tips and checked out the facebook page of a new restaurant opening up … Read More

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Be Careful With Your Tabs

With the advance of technology, most bars/restaurants use computers to streamline their operations.  With the use of computers, orders get to the kitchen faster and calculators are a thing of the past.  While technology has helped bars and restaurants become … Read More

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How to be a Great Bartender #9

Where to Look for Bartending Jobs (especially with no experience). When I first started looking for bartending jobs the only place to look was the classified section of the newspaper.  With the age of digital media and social networking, the … Read More

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How to be a great bartender #8

Once you get that first job behind the bar its going to take a litte bit if time before you feel really comfortable behind the bar.  If you get a bartending job with no experience there are a couple of … Read More

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How much should I tip the Bartender?

This is a question I get asked a lot from friends and readers.  Many people are curious to see what bartenders think is a good tip.  It’s a tough question to answer and it can get very complicated.   I will … Read More

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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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How To Be a Great Bartender #4

Since I started this website I’ve come across a lot of different articles on the internet about bartending.  Some are good, but most of them are terrible.  After I found this bartender interview I thought it was good enough to … Read More

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How To Be a Great Bartender #3

People often ask, what are the biggest mistakes I see new (and experienced) bartenders make when working behind the bar.  My answer is usually summed up in 2 words.  The handshake.  I don’t know if there are too many germaphobes … Read More

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Flair Bartenders are Losers

Ok, ok….before all you flair guys and gals have a nervous breakdown just hear me out.  Do I really think flair bartenders are losers?  No.  I have seen some of these guys in action live and on video and I … Read More

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How To Be a Great Bartender #2

When you’re a new bartender and have no experience, its very easy to get sucked in by the birthday shot scumbag.  I know the term sounds harsh but let me explain. The birthday shot scumbag is the person (no offense, … Read More

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Another Bartending School Scam

If you have been reading my blog, you pretty much know by now how I feel about bartending schools.  Another way they try to trick you is by advertising in the help wanted ads of newspapers and craigslist.  I found … Read More

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How To Be a Great Bartender #1

I know what your probably thinking when you look at this photo.  Wow this girl is hot.  And I’ll give you that.  She is.  But she is also making a huge mistake behind the bar that tells me she has … Read More

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How to Pick Up The Bartender (The Final Chapter)

I’ve gone over the things you shouldn’t if your trying to get the hot female bartender to go out with you.  Here is a list of things you should do 1)    Give her compliments, but not cheesy ones. Hot girls … Read More

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