Memorizing Drink Recipes

Memorizing Drink Recipes

As a bartender, you’re going to have a lot of different things you need to take care of. Especially on busy nights, you’re going to want to get drinks out as fast as possible, keep an eye on everyone in the bar to ensure their safety, make sure all of your equipment is clean, and more.

One of the biggest things that can slow down your process is forgetting a drink recipe. Whether you look it up on your phone or ask a fellow bartender, forgetting a recipe can make you look unprofessional and reduce your tips. In this article, we’ll cover a few of the most important things to know when memorizing drink recipes.

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What a Bar Mentor Can Do for You

What a Bar Mentor Can Do for You

When learning a craft, there are few things as valuable as the insight a mentor can offer. It makes sense, then, that an experienced bartender could help you improve your craft.

Below, you’ll learn about the advantages that a bar mentor can offer. We hope this helps to set expectations as you search for a mentor, or if you’re trying to determine the types of insight that you can get from this mentor.

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Can You Be a Bartender With No Experience?

Can You Be a Bartender With No Experience?

A lot of people want to be a bartender, but it’s hard to know where to start. Do you need to take a bartending course or get a certification from a school? Do you have to know people in the industry? Can you get hired if you don’t have any experience serving drinks or don’t …

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What is Oregon’s Good Faith Effort Law?

Bartender in Oregon

Many areas take the safety responsibilities of alcohol servers seriously, and for good reason. But what can a server do when a patron has the potential to harm him or herself and others due to intoxication? Is that server and his employer then liable for damages? That’s part of why Oregon’s Good Faith Effort Law …

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What is a Class 12 Washington Liquor License?

What is a Class 12 Washington Liquor License?

Washington state liquor laws mandate that anyone who works in an environment that serves or supervises the consumption of alcohol must have either a class 12 liquor license/permit or a class 13 permit. But what exactly is a class 12 Washington liquor license? We’ll dive into what this Washington alcohol license is, who needs it, and how it affects your career in restaurants, bartending, and hospitality.

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Benefits to a Career in Bartending

Bartending Benefits

Bartending is a career that’s existed for centuries and certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, are you aware of all the different benefits of a career in bartending? Aside from presenting hospitality and running a busy establishment, we want to share all of the awesome experiences and perks that come with learning the bar trade.

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Steps To Get A Bartender License In Washington & Other States

bartender license Washington

The process of getting a bartender’s license in Washington is straightforward. The need for bartender licensing or certification varies throughout the United States. Here’s how future bartenders can earn their alcohol server certification & bartender license in Wahington to start working a bartending job.

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Spotting Problematic Behavior Before It Escalates

Spotting Problematic Behavior Before It Escalates

As a bartender, there may be days when you’re in the weeds. When patron after patron is ordering drinks, when everyone’s asking for mojitos for some reason, you may think you can’t focus on anything else. But as a bartender, you’re in a position to spot problems before they get worse.  Below, we’ll discuss some of the ways that you can protect the bar and your patrons by assuring that any issues are solved before they escalate.

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How Bartenders Make Money: A Guide for Tipping

How Bartenders Make Money: A Guide for Tipping

If you’re becoming a bartender, you have to have a strategy for getting tips. Hourly wages can reach as low as $2.13 at some establishments, which means bartenders need to compensate for this wage by getting money from clients. Some people think this is simply a matter of sweet-talking bar patrons. Over time, you’ll realize there are a number of tricks you can use to increase your tips. Rather than wait, we’ll let you in on some time-honored strategies.

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New Year’s Party Alcohol Safety Guide

New Year's Party Alcohol Safety Guide

If you’re getting your bartender’s license in Washington or other states, you need to be prepared for the holidays. New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest for bars: 47% of men binge drink during this holiday, along with 40% of women. Even worse, 27.3% of these men and 16.7% of these women get blackout drunk during the celebration.

That means big tips, but it also means you have a responsibility to your customers. There are many standard safety tips you’ll learn as part of your server education – not overserving people, making sure people aren’t drinking and driving, and so on – but below we’ll list a few of the things you need to keep in mind specifically for New Year’s Eve.

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