Loren lists out some common mistakes that bartenders just starting out will make and how to prevent them.
Andrew explains the reasons behind shaking or stirring a cocktail and which cocktails should be prepared in each fashion.
Andrew offers his researched opinion on the eternal debate between bartending school and learning on the job.
Amanda shares what makes a bartender stand out amongst their peers beyond their technical skills.
Dave shares the insight he learned from a veteran bartender on the unique challenges and rewards of working in a hotel environment.
Andrew details a few methods that he’s learned from various experienced bar staff on how to develop regulars.
Loren details what kind of bartenders can make the leap to bar management with the help of some veteran bar managers.
Andrew explains why taking the time and effort to craft your own cocktail ingredients can actually help your bar’s profits.
Dave looks into the makeup and origins of shandy and sees where it can possibly fit in a beer program.
Andrew runs down the history of women behind the bar and how women continue to move the industry forward.
Andrew tests out a few recipes from Jeanette Hurt’s Drink Like A Woman cocktail book.
Loren dives into the history and success of Speed Rack with its two talented creators.
Loren examines how some bar professionals in Chicago handle the discussion of politics in their establishments.
Andrew dives into a world-renown cocktail book to see if its recipes actually hold up.
Nick chats with a seasoned bartender to get some tips for couples for Valentine’s Day.
Amanda dives into the world of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and chats with one of the leaders in the organization.