bevspot-license-permit The Licenses and Permits You Need to Open a Bar

Dave lists and breaks down the essential permits and licenses you need to open a bar.

bevspot-common-bartending-mistakes The 6 Most Common (and Preventable) Rookie Bartender Mistakes

Loren lists out some common mistakes that bartenders just starting out will make and how to prevent them.

bevspot-unique-events Unique Event Ideas for Your Bar or Restaurant

Amanda brainstorms some ideas for establishments to use when trying to host a unique event that will draw a...

bevspot-food-allergy How To: Managing Allergies in Your Restaurant

Andrew breaks down everything you need to do correctly manage food allergies at your establishment.

screen-shot Industry News Roundup: Protest and Creepy Dolls

Dave runs down the biggest news items from the past month that affected the bar and restaurant industry.

bevspot-bad-reviews The Right and Wrong Ways to Handle Bad Online Reviews of Your Bar

Amanda describes how bar owners and managers should and shouldn't approach bad online reviews.

bevspot-shake-stir-cocktail When You Should Shake or Stir A Cocktail

Andrew explains the reasons behind shaking or stirring a cocktail and which cocktails should be prepared in each fashion.

bevspot-kicking-out-a-customer How to (Safely) Kick a Customer Out at Your Bar

Loren breaks down how bar managers and bartenders should approach situations where you need to remove an inebriated guest....

bevspot-bartending-school Should Aspiring Bartenders Go To Bartending School?

Andrew offers his researched opinion on the eternal debate between bartending school and learning on the job.

bevspot-podcasts BevSpot’s Roundup of the 10 Best Bar Industry Podcasts

Amanda lists out the most outstanding podcasts just for bartenders and others in the bar industry.

bevspot-instagram How to Successfully Leverage Instagram to Boost Bar Business

Dave chats with two industry social media gurus to see how bars can utilize Instagram to boost their performance.

bevspot-firing-a-bartender 5 Situations Where You Have To Fire a Bartender

Loren details the specific situations where you must let a bartender go and how to avoid these situations.