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Top 3 Bartending Schools in New York City

November 26, 2013

In the city that never sleeps, bartenders are New York City’s keepers of the night. The average bartender will get ready for work when most people are settling in for the night and leaving work when most people are getting up in the morning. Most people would call this a graveyard shift, but when working […]

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Top 3 Bartending Schools in Boston

November 26, 2013

Boston is known for its rich history, Ivy League schools, their wicked cool accents, die hard sports fans, and their constant use of the f-bomb. Besides their tough exterior, residents are also known for their sweeter side (shh, don’t tell anyone). Boston is also known for the obnoxious amount of bars (mostly Irish) that can […]

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How Much Does Bartending School Cost?

October 25, 2013

Opinions vary widely when it comes to the pros and cons of attending bartending school. I have met bartenders and bar managers who think of it as a valuable tool and look upon those who have earned a bartending diploma as better prepared than those without. There are also many people who think of bartending […]

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Bartending Tips: How the Pros Earn $400+ A Night In Tips

October 20, 2013

People get into bartending for all sorts of reasons. Some simply need a job, but most people gravitate toward the industry because they have an affinity for some particular aspect of it. Maybe they like being at the center of the party. Maybe they’re a beer fanatic and they’ve always wanted to work at a […]

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Do You Need Bartending Certification to Become a Bartender?

October 15, 2013

To the uninitiated, it can seem like getting into bartending must involve some sort of special training process. Alcohol is, after all, a fairly volatile substance, especially when combined with a feisty bachelorette party or a 250 lb. biker with anger management issues (as a bartender, you will most likely deal with both of these […]

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What Is Flair Bartending?

October 10, 2013

When people imagine a flair bartender, the first thing that comes to mind is usually Tom Cruise’s character as a bottle-flinging bartender in the hit film Cocktail. He juggles bottles, does little tricks with the ice, and generally makes a good show of the usually not-so-exciting drink making process. Yes, this is an example of […]

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Bartender Salary: How Top Bartenders Make $100,000+/Year

October 2, 2013

Over the past couple of years there has been a bit of a buzz about bartenders and servers who make in excess of $100,000 per year. Bartending can bring in great money—outstanding in some cases—but I’m not going to try to convince you that a six-figure bartending job is in any way a common occurrence. […]

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How to Write a Bartender Resume

September 25, 2013

Over the course of nearly a decade of working at and managing a wide variety of bars, restaurants, and taverns, I have turned in and accepted more resumes than I can count. Some of the resumes I have seen were effective, but the vast majority weren’t. To create a resume seems like a fairly straight-forward […]

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Bartender Job Description

September 20, 2013

What exactly does a bartender do? If you were to say that a bartender makes drinks, you would be right. But that’s only a small portion of a bartender’s duties, and in some ways is almost negligible compared to his or her supplementary metaphysical functions. You see, a bartender serves something more than simple imbibement. […]

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Bartending License: 4 Reasons Why You Might Need One

September 16, 2013

Outside the bar industry there is often a lot of misconception as to what a bartending license is and whether or not such a license is required in order to enter the much heralded realm of the booze jockey. Some people think that a bartending license is earned through bartending school, and that attendance at […]

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