Reopening for Bar Managers

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TOOLS FOR REOPENING

Discover the tools, guidance and advice every bar owner or manager needs for a successful re-opening.


From the latest on safety & hygiene to budgeting advice, tips on managing a team during difficult times and getting up to speed with digital tools and systems to support your business in the new reality.

SAFETY & HYGIENE

  • GETTING A HANDLE ON NEW HYGIENE MEASURES

    GETTING A HANDLE ON NEW HYGIENE MEASURES

    From enhanced cleaning schedules to social distancing, heightened safety and hygiene have become the new norm. Take inspo from three bars in Ireland, Australia and Taiwan as they respond to new standards and ways of working.

  • TOP 10 HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS

    TOP 10 HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS

    From contactless payments and re-imagining your menu, to reducing crowds and queues. Get our top 10 health and safety tips.


STAYING SALES SHARP

  • SMALL AND CREATIVE WAYS TO DRIVE SALES

    SMALL AND CREATIVE WAYS TO DRIVE SALES

    Faced with closing their venues, Vaughan Yates, founder of The Virgin Mary, and Christine Kuypers Senior VP of Revenue Management, Cineplex share the simple ways you can engage guests and drive sales during challenging times.

  • TAP INTO TAKEAWAY

    TAP INTO TAKEAWAY

    During these uncertain times, venues across the globe are increasingly adopting takeaway and delivery services to diversify revenue streams. Learn how to successfully implement and capitalise on these initiatives with expert tried and tested tips.

  • HOW TO STOCK YOUR BACKBAR PROFITABLY

    HOW TO STOCK YOUR BACKBAR PROFITABLY

    Natalie Ng, owner of Doorknock gives her top tips on how to increase profitability and ensure the products and drinks your bar is making, is working hard for your bottom line.


BUILDING GUEST CONFIDENCE

  • AN EXPERT GUIDE TO BUILDING GUEST CONFIDENCE

    AN EXPERT GUIDE TO BUILDING GUEST CONFIDENCE

    Anna Sebastian and Ollie Margan discuss practical steps your team can make to put guests at ease, tips on to keeping culture alive and the importance of clear communication to keep everyone safe.

  • HOW TO STAND OUT WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    HOW TO STAND OUT WITH AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Whether your venue is big or small, independent or chain, Sean Finter shares his foolproof plan on how to design, develop and sustain great customer service.

  • BAR CHAT: HOW TO INCREASE PROFITS AND IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

    BAR CHAT: HOW TO INCREASE PROFITS AND IMPRESS CUSTOMERS

    In this episode Director of Bars at The Savoy, Declan Mc Gurk and Founder of Barmetrix, Sean Finter chat to host Tristan Stephenson about the link between venue profitability and customer satisfaction. Tune in now to discover the changes you can start implementing today!

  • VENUE LAYOUT 101: TRANSFORMING YOUR BAR

    VENUE LAYOUT 101: TRANSFORMING YOUR BAR

    We all know that the return to service is going to look a little different than before. With the safety of staff and guests at the forefront of reopening, Ollie Margan, owner of Maybe Mae, takes a look at how to transform your venue, from seating plans to the smooth integration of table service.


DIGITIZING YOUR BAR

  • 1 STOP GUIDE - QR CODE MENUS

    1 STOP GUIDE - QR CODE MENUS

    QR code menus are a simple way to help customers feel comfortable & safe in your venue. Check out our 1 stop guide now.

  • HOW TO ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS ONLINE

    HOW TO ENGAGE WITH CUSTOMERS ONLINE

    In this masterclass, join Global Cocktailian Lauren Mote and special guests Julian Short and Gemma Duff as they share ways to maximise your online presence now.

  • OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE

    OPPORTUNITIES ONLINE

    Whether it is having a great website, creating video content or engaging your audience through social media there are many cost effective ways of marketing your venue and making sure you show up in potential customers feeds!

  • PICTURE PERFECT: SHOOTING COCKTAILS

    PICTURE PERFECT: SHOOTING COCKTAILS

    We talked to professional drinks photographer, Rob Lawson, on the best ways to capture drinks when you’re limited to a phone.

  • BITESIZE SESSIONS: SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS

    BITESIZE SESSIONS: SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS

    Getting the basics right is essential for your business' social media profile. Influencer Natalie Migliarini founder of Beautiful Booze shares her simple social media hacks to get you started.

  • GEARING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS IMPACT

    GEARING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS IMPACT

    Founder of Beautiful Booze, Natalie Migliarini, shares her top tips on how to really create business impact through social media.

  • INSTAGRAM DEEP DIVE

    INSTAGRAM DEEP DIVE

    Master your venues Instagram with this bitesize session from the founder of Beautiful Booze, Natalie Migliarini.


CREATING YOUR MENU

  •  BRINGING YOUR MENU TO LIFE

    BRINGING YOUR MENU TO LIFE

    Scout Bar owner and European bartender of the year, Matt Whiley, highlights the importance of taking time to carefully construct and create a great menu when planning to reopen your bar.

  • FOOD OCCASIONS

    FOOD OCCASIONS

    We're talking all things food from teaming the right spirits with meals, to advice from world-renowned flavour pros and how to create amazing moments with food and cocktails.

  • HOW TO CRAFT THE PERFECT MENU

    HOW TO CRAFT THE PERFECT MENU

    About 1 in 3 guests make their drink choice based on the menu – so make sure yours is working for you! Discover the dos and don’ts of menu making, exploring common pitfalls & the recipe for success.

  • OFFERING FOOD AT YOUR VENUE

    OFFERING FOOD AT YOUR VENUE

    It’s never been more important to maximise your bottom line, and in this bitesize session Tim Philips explores the benefits of offering food at your bar no matter what type of venue you are.


LEADERSHIP & TEAMS

  • MANAGING BUSINESS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

    MANAGING BUSINESS IN CHALLENGING TIMES

    Sean Finter shares industry advice on leadership in a crisis, best practice for keeping in communication with staff, forecasting budgets, staying agile and adapting to evolving circumstances.

  • BAR CHAT: HOW TO NURTURE HAPPY & SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

    BAR CHAT: HOW TO NURTURE HAPPY & SUCCESSFUL TEAMS

    Join Anna Sebastian, Bar Manager at the Artesian and Sean Finter, Founder of Barmetrix, as they explore the many ways you can nurture a happy and successful team.

  • STAFF MANAGEMENT

    STAFF MANAGEMENT

    In an industry with an astronomical failure rate there is always much debate as to why. Lists are produced with the “Top 10 Reasons” and often the most important reason doesn’t show up on that list.

  • MANAGING IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES

    MANAGING IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES

    Discover how the owners of three leading venues, Hope & Sesame in South China, Maybe Mae in Adelaide and Flying Dutchmen Cocktails in Amsterdam, are leading during these times.

  • MANAGING IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES

    MANAGING IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES

    Learn how the owners of three leading venues, Hope & Sesame in South China, Maybe Mae in Adelaide and The Flying Dutchman in Amsterdam, are responding to the current situation.

  • BAR STORIES: KEEPING YOUR HEAD AS A MANAGER

    BAR STORIES: KEEPING YOUR HEAD AS A MANAGER

    Tristan Stephenson & Evan Stroeve catch up on Instagram LIVE on how to keep your head as a bar manager when all isn’t going well.

  • BAR STORIES: HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS

    BAR STORIES: HOW TO BE A GREAT BOSS

    Tim Philips & Anna Sebastian catch up on Instagram LIVE from opposite sides of the world! Discussing what it means to be a great boss at this challenging time.


WELLBEING

  • INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS

    INDUSTRY AFTER HOURS

    In this Masterclass session, 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.

  • HOME GROWN INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS

    HOME GROWN INGREDIENTS & FLAVOURS

    From menus inspired by the seasons to greater control of freshness, Mark Moriarty and James Fowler explore the benefits of growing your own.

  • STRETCHING THE BAR

    STRETCHING THE BAR

    Bar professional and wellbeing expert Camille Vidal gives simple tips and stretches that be easily incorporated into any routine.

  • BAR STORIES: WELLBEING

    BAR STORIES: WELLBEING

    Tristan Stephenson and Camille Vidal chat all things wellbeing in our first episode of Bar Stories, LIVE on Instagram.

  • BAR STORIES: NUTRITION 101

    BAR STORIES: NUTRITION 101

    Chef Mark Moriarty & Nutritionist Kirsten Brooks chat about ways to keep your nutrition in check over the next few weeks, including lots of delish meal ideas.

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