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Best of Booze: Trends to Watch in 2019

We took a look at our customers' ordering data in 2018 and broke it down by the most popular beer, whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum and gin brands. We were also pretty surprised to see who showed up in trending brands.

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Tools

Food Recipe Cost Calculator

Try our free recipe costing tool. A simple, food recipe calculator to track the costs of all your prepared items, including sauces, side dishes, baked goods, and all other kitchen recipes.

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Tools

Food Inventory Template

A simple, free inventory template for your restaurant kitchen, pre-populated with example food products for easy formatting. Take restaurant inventory and maintain your inventory levels, vendors, product lists, and more—all in this one spreadsheet.

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Guides Industry Checklists

Bar Opening and Closing Procedures

A free, downloadable checklist of crucial (and easy) bar opening and closing procedures.

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Guides

Bar Inventory and Usage for Beginners

A six-step beginner’s guide for understanding and taking bar inventory. Let’s get counting, shall we?

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Guides Industry Checklists

The Bar Stock Checklist

A comprehensive checklist of essential beers, wines, spirits, and mixers to stock your new bar.

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Reports Industry & Culture

The Cocktail Profitability Handbook

We took a look at sales data from nine major metro areas across the United States to see which popular cocktails are the most and least profitable for bars.

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Bar Management Books

Managing Bar and Restaurant Staff

Seven chapters on hiring, training, scheduling and scaling the people power within your business.

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Bar Management Books

The Bar Manager’s Handbook

A step-by-step guide to inventory, ordering and invoicing for your bar—and why it matters.

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Books

Volume 2 Recipe Book: Bar Mezzana

In our second Craft Cocktail Book, we explore five recipes from Bar Mezzana's cocktail program, led by Ryan Lotz and Jenna Rycroft.

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Tools

BevSpot Keg Weight Calculator

A simple, free template for taking inventory of draft beer in your bar or restaurant based on keg weight.

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Reports Industry & Culture

Boston’s Most-Ordered Beer and Liquor Brands in 2016

We've broken down a year's worth of bar ordering data to find 2016’s most popular beer, whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum and gin brands for Boston-based BevSpot users.

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Reports Industry & Culture

2016 Beverage Program Trends

We’ve aggregated the year’s distributor order data to see what alcoholic beverages are selling the most on BevSpot.

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Guides

Glassware Guides

A comprehensive list of vessels for serving beer, wine, cocktails, and spirits.

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Tools

Free Batch Cocktail Recipe Builder

An easy way to build, organize, and price your batch cocktails.

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Tools

Free Staff Scheduling Template

An easy way to organize, display and share your weekly bar staff schedule with your team.

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Reports Industry & Culture

Industry Trend Report—Pour Costs in 2016

How does your bar compare to the average pour cost across the industry?

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Guides

The Bar Math Cheat Sheet

Seven math equations you need to know to run a profitable beverage program.

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Guides

Glossary of Beverage Management Terms

An A-Z list of bar management terms, with industry definitions and examples of their practical application.

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The Power of Data

BevSpot CEO Rory Crawford discusses the importance of data and metrics in this one hour seminar, brought to you by A Bar Above.

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Tools

Bar Inventory Spreadsheet

A simple, free inventory template for your bar, pre-populated with some of the most popular beer, wine, and spirit brands. Maintain your product levels, distributors, sitting inventory levels and more, all on this one spreadsheet.

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Bar Management Books

Guide to Bar Management

Three chapters on how to bring business management into your bar management routine. Learn how to calculate usage, cost percentage, and more—and why those are critical to running a profitable bar.

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Books

Volume 1 Recipe Book: First Batch

Collect our Craft Cocktail Books and explore inspired drinks with unique tastes and presentation from some of our favorite bartenders and BevSpot users.

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Guides Industry Checklists

Health Inspection Checklist

Use this checklist to prepare your bar for a health inspection.

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Bar Management Books

Running a More Profitable Bar

Three chapters on the actionable steps you need to take to make your bar more profitable. Boost your beverage program with these insider tips.

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Tools

Drink Price Calculator

Our most popular free tool just got even better. Now, choose pre-filled ingredients, optimize pour costs, and save recipes to access later. We take care of all of the conversions for you so you can accurately price drinks faster. Start pricing!

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Bar Management Books

Marketing Your Bar or Restaurant

How to build your digital brand and attract more customers online.

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Tools

Bar Profit Analysis

Our free online tool that instantly ranks you against other beverage programs' pour cost, sitting inventory efficiency, and annual sales.

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Guides

Bulk vs. Lean Ordering Guide

A strategic guide for smarter ordering practices at your bar.

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