5 Essential Leadership Skills for Bar Managers

The strength of your leadership skills as a bar manager impact just about everything on your team—turnover, morale, and...

Cocktail Chronicles: The History of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy & Rum Swizzle

For National Rum Day, we delve into the history of two of the most popular rum drinks.

bevspot-bartender-burnout 5 Simple Ways to Avoid Bartender Burnout

Loren describes some methods that bartenders can use to prevent burnout and successfully manage their working habits.

bevspot-bartender-interview How To Successfully Interview A Bartender Candidate

Andrew breaks down some questions to ask bartending candidates and how to run an interview to get all the...

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-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-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-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.

bevspot-finding-a-bar-team How to Find and Recruit Qualified Bartenders (And Other Team Members)

Loren breaks down everything you need to know when looking to build out your bar team—where to look and...

bevspot-bartending-personality Standout Bartending Personality: What’s Yours?

Amanda shares what makes a bartender stand out amongst their peers beyond their technical skills.

bevspot-bartender-to-barmanager Transitioning From Bartender To Bar Manager: 5 Traits That Will Help You Get To The Next Level

Loren details what kind of bartenders can make the leap to bar management with the help of some veteran...

bevspot-dc How Bars and Bartenders Help the Political Machine Run in DC

Andrew gives us a history lesson as we look towards the bartending and drinking culture in DC.

bevspot-valentines-day-tips On Valentine’s Day, 4 Tips from Your Bartender

Nick chats with a seasoned bartender to get some tips for couples for Valentine's Day.

bevspot-usbg Behind the Scene: The United States Bartenders’ Guild

Amanda dives into the world of the United States Bartenders' Guild and chats with one of the leaders in...

bevspot-becoming-bartender Becoming a Bartender: 8 Things to Consider Before You Apply

With the help of The Hub, we give you a breakdown of what to consider when making the decision...

bevspot bartender turnover Why Do I Keep Losing Bartenders After A Year?

Loren examines the reasons behind the high rate of turnover in the bar industry and methods that bar managers...