YOU KNOW YOU’RE A BARTENDER WHEN...
Long nights, tired legs and aching muscles from pouring, shaking and stirring are some of the tell-tale signs of being a bartender. Then there are some less obvious ones that you will be all too familiar with.
BAR SPEAK DICTIONARY
From a pony to a chaser - do you know your bartender lingo? Use this useful guide to ensure your chat is on point behind the bar.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: ORGANISING YOUR WORKSTATION
Well-organised workstations are the key to serving customers quickly and efficiently, and the best bars will be visually appealing without slowing down the bartenders working behind them.
Crafting Your Palate
When making any well balanced serve it is important to refine and develop your palate to understand the flavours in the recipe. Learn how to train your taste buds with this useful guide.
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: SPEED AND EFFICIENCY
Working in a bar is fast paced, so how can we sharpen up our bar skills to ensure that fast service does not compromise serving the perfect drink?
ESSENTIAL BAR SKILLS: OPENING PROCEDURES
From tills to glassware, garnishes and more - be sure to start every shift at the top of your game with the ultimate bar opening checklist. Check it out now.
BARTENDER TRICKS YOU NEED TO KNOW
From speed rail set-up to double jiggering, Andrej Malic takes us through some of his top bartender tricks used to deliver fast, quality service. Read now.
AFTER THE SHIFT – THE CLOSING RITUAL
Your colleagues will thank you the next day!
Bartending - walk before you run
Globe-trotting cocktail enthusiast Andy Gaunt on negotiating ‘haute mixology’ and the ‘creative wave' in bartending