Tips & Tricks
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT IN THE BAR
With more products out there than ever it can get very confusing about what stock to buy. Business of bars expert, Sean Finter from Barmetrix takes us through his tips on stock management to ensure your bar minimises losses, boosts profits and delights customers.
MODERN WHISKY WINNERS WITH JOE SCHOFIELD
The origin of many of our favourite cocktails today are hotly debated, but the multiple stories behind most are probably a reflection on how important the art of storytelling is to barstaff.
SUSTAINABILTY TIPS FOR YOUR VENUE
The term ‘sustainability’ has got thrown around a lot of late. We’re not saying this is a bad thing, but using it too much, or wrongly, and it begins to lose some of its potency.
EXPLORING THE WORLD OF INNOVATIVE LIQUEURS
Liqueurs may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when creating experimental drinks, but don’t be deceived – the combination of Irish cream and whiskey can bring a depth of decadence to cocktails.
3 STEPS TO STACK YOUR BACK BAR FOR SUCCESS
Is your back bar winning? We worry about the performance of individual drinks, brands and bottles at our bars but taking stock of the collective back bar is necessary housekeeping.
QUICK TIPS FOR MEASURING CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
In the digital age of today, with social media, Yelp and similar platforms, venues’ reputations count for even more than before – and ‘you’re only as good as your last review’ mentality has kicked in.
ADDRESS NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS WITH SMART COCKTAIL SOLUTIONS
It happens every year: after a holiday season of splurging, people are looking to make smarter food and beverage choices — especially when it comes to things like sugar and empty calories.
STIRRING UP LIKES: HOW TO MARKET YOUR BAR IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
It’s unusual for bars and restaurants to not be active online these days. But, with so much noise and competition in a crowded digital space, we hear from Marian Beke of The Gibson on what it takes to make your venue stand out from the crowd.
ONE MILLION* WAYS TO BUILD A CAREER IN THE BAR BUSINESS
Finally, the traditional ‘career paths’ available to us are changing drastically as the industry grows. Here, we talk to 3 bar favorites from across the globe who have each treaded different paths to success in the modern hospitality industry.
essential guide to shaking
Mastering your shaking technique can be a great way to inject a bit of theatre into your cocktail making – guaranteed to wow your customers and enhance your serves. We caught up with some of the biggest names in the bar industry who shared their top tips to get you shaking up a storm in no time.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: HOW TO HANDLE COMPLAINTS
Do you dread hearing ‘Can I speak to the manager?’ - Well fear no more! We take a look at some common customer complaints and share our top tips on how to resolve them.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: BAR TOOLS
Having the right equipment to hand makes your job easier and means customers enjoy a faster, more efficient service. So from shakers to stirrers, let’s take a look at the key tools you should have behind the bar.