Whether you’re looking to climb the career ladder or improve on your health and wellbeing, we’ve got all the tools to help you on the way.
Hear inspirational stories from bartenders around the globe, learn how to strike the elusive ‘work-life balance’, and discover our top resources to keep you loving what you do.
Learn from the best in the business! Whether you want to upskill, find out about opportunities in the industry, or progress in your career, we've got all the tools to help you on the way.
Check out the latest Bar Life articles for inspirational stories from bartenders around the globe.
As bar professionals, busy schedules and serving others is a given, but personal wellbeing needs can often fall by the wayside. This industry is fun and fast-paced, but often with late nights and unpredictable hours.
Here you'll find tips and advice from industry experts, nutritionists and health gurus, on looking after yourself before, during and post shift.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
In this Bar Chat episode, Tim Philips and Jamie Jones join host Tristan Stephenson to share their experience and insider tips on how to look after yourself in the industry. From diet to relationships, no stone is left unturned.
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY
In this episode, eco experts James Fowler, Linda O’Flynn & Lauren Mote collectively share their views on how to run a more sustainable venue. From seasonal produce to minimizing plastic usage tune in to learn how you can reduce wastage and Co2 emissions.
WEBINAR: INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS
Brought to you by Johnnie Walker. In this webinar, join Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote, Global Gastronomer Mark Moriarty, and special guests, sharing their top tips and advice on how to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.
WATCH: STRETCHING THE BAR
Day to day life as a bar professional can be tough on your body so it’s important to stay healthy and look after your wellbeing. Bar professional and wellbeing expert Camille Vidal gives simple tips and stretches that be easily incorporated into any routine.
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THE BARTENDER’S DETOX PLAN
Professional Nutritionist and Author of ‘The Detox Bible’ Rob Hobson shares his top tips for rebooting your system after a busy festive season behind the bar re-energizing you.
CREATIVE LOW ABV COCKTAILS
Bars around the world are incorporating more low or no-alcohol options on to their menus. Tim Philips-Johansson looks at the changing cocktail culture.
LOW SUGAR SERVES: HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Drinks trends tend to come and go but low sugar serves aren’t going away. Tim Philips-Johansson looks at how to offer low sugar drinks without losing flavor.
HOW TO BE A HEALTHY BARTENDER
Bar Manager Zdenek Kastanek gives his top tips on how to keep positive, stay focused, and become a happy, healthy busy bartender.
ARE YOU CV READY? HOW TO UPSKILL AND IMPRESS
Your CV is a simple way to show future employers the best of yourself, and building it is an ongoing process. Stephen Waters, MD at Watershed, outlines some key ways to make your CV stand out to employers.
WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER A COCKTAIL COMPETITION
Ever thought of entering a cocktail competition? Now is the time! We caught up with Tim Homewood to find out the benefits of entering a competition as well as what the judges are really looking for.
WHAT MANAGERS LOOK FOR WHEN HIRING
The bar industry is competitive and bagging your dream job might seem like an impossible task. To help, we’ve got the inside scoop from managers of some of the World’s 50 Best Bars who reveal exactly what they’re looking for when hiring new team members…
Staying active and positive has never been more important for this industry. Experienced bar professionals Camille Vidal, Jamie Jones, and Alex Kratena share their tools for achieving balance in everyday life.
Useful Tools to Download Now
SELF CARE PLANNER
Build in rhythm to your week with our suggested planner and checklist. Whether it's creating your own quiz with friends, listening to your favorite Bar Chat Podcast, or creating a new cocktail serve.
A GUIDE TO DIFFERENT SWEETENERS
Reduce sugar levels but maintain the balance of a drink, with our helpful guide to sweeteners and their GI.
GET TO GRIPS WITH LOW / NO
Single-or zero-unit alternatives are a great way to expand drink options. Download our guide to low and no alcohol now.
Expert tips from Kirsten Brooks from Eat yourself to Health and Camille Vidal from La Maison Wellness on how to live a sustainable and healthy lifestyle between shifts.