Tag Archives: bartending schools

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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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 #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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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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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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Hilarious Video About Bartending Schools

If you have been reading my blog at all, you know pretty quickly that I can’t stand bartending schools. This video is hilarious and points out one of my biggest criticisms of bartending schools.  They often teach you how to … Read More

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Happy Fourth of July from Petethebartender.com

I often thank god that there were no cell phone cameras when I was growing up.  If there was, I probably would have made this video.  Since most of you will be either working or drinking heavily I thought this … Read More

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How to Pick Up The Bartender (Part II)

I’ve cleared up some misconceptions about hot female bartenders.  Now I’m going to show you how to get a date with a hottie behind the bar. THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO 1)Don’t get really drunk. I’ve seen this a million … Read More

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BARTENDING SCHOOLS SUCK!! PART III

I hear it all the time.  The guy at the bartending school promised me exclusive access to their job placement board!!  He told me _________ Nightclub (usually the busiest nightclub in town) is looking for people.  He also told me … Read More

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BARTENDING SCHOOLS SUCK!! PART II

So your about to give your hard earned money to the “hot” chick on the phone.  But before you do…lets look at some of the things she has promised you. If a “hot new club” was opening up do you … Read More

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Bartending Schools Suck!! Part I

One of the reasons why I started this site was because I was sickened to see how many people were being ripped off by these so called “schools”.  I had a friend who went to one of these schools in … Read More

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