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Last Gasp of a Dinosaur

There is an interesting post over at the Bartending Magazine blog about the new complex nature of cocktails. To summarize the post, the author laments the fact that progress is interfering with “classic cocktails”, like the Rum & Coke and Screwdrivers, because these newfangled cocktails… [Continue]

Bartender’s Resume

bartending resumeWhen you first decide you want to be a bartender, you usually pick up a book or two about cocktails and then maybe sign up for a bartending course. All of this effort will get you started, but bar schools usually don't… [Continue]

Top Skill to Have as a Bartender

Bartending SkillsAsk any bar manager what’s the most important skill for a bartender and you’ll get a lot of different answers. Some will respond that speed is key, others will say a good personality, more will say appearance is important, and then you’ll get… [Continue]

What It Takes to be a Bartender

bartender skillsIn many conversations I've had with people, the perception of a bartender is rather simple. The fact is that being a bartender can be fairly hard, if you take the job seriously. It's not so much the obvious, such as pouring a pint that is hard, it is dealing with… [Continue]

Advice for New Bartenders

The number one email question I get is "what should a rookie bartender know before they start their first shift?" or "what should a new bartender do to becomes successful?". So instead of answering each question independently I figured I could put together a good summary post that… [Continue]

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