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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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