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How to Be a Better Bartender (10 Useful Tips)

There are a thousand ways to improve your bartender skills, but here are ten of the best tips to get you started.

How Hard Is the Cicerone Beer Server Exam?

The Cicerone Beer Server Exam can be the ticket to a higher-paying job.

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Bartender Tips: Basic Bar Lingo

Do you know what a flute is? Hint, it is not the instrument. Let’s outline basic terms, tools and anything else you might need to know vocabulary wise before you start bartending.

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Bartending License Requirements for American States

Continuing our series on how to be a bartender worldwide, this week we’ve got the requirements for England and U.K. If you missed them, here are for Australia,  Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand. Bartending. You’ll be dealing with a broad range of clientele, from a lonely businessman who wants to tell you his life story, to…

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So You’ve Decided You’d Like to Try out the Hospitality Industry

Good for you. You’ve selected an industry that tends to thrive in a recession and can be an absolute gold mine in boom times. You’ve looked around at the servers and bartenders who have served you in various establishments and said to yourself, “I could do this job.” well, brace yourself, and it can be…

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12 Questions About the Smart Serve Certification Test

What is Smart Serve? Smart Serve (or SmartServe Ontario) was created with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) in 1995 to provide responsible alcohol beverage service training for the Ontario hospitality industry. Who Needs Smart Serve Certification? Smart Serve is now required for anyone working where alcohol is sold, served, delivered or handled….

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Put Your Cocktail Shaker in the Dishwasher? Here’s What You Need to Know

How to clean your cocktail shaker in the dishwasher or by hand.

Can Bartenders Drink on the Job?

Uncover the legality and implications of bartenders drinking on the job. Learn about your state’s laws, policies, and potential consequences before making a decision.

How To Get a Bartending License in Wisconsin

Find out everything you need to become a bartender in Wisconsin by the end of the month.

Most Comfortable Shoes for Bartenders

Bartenders stay on their feet for hours on end, often with little to no breaks in between. The right shoes and the best shoes are essential.

4 Types of Mixology You Should Know

Unlock the secrets of mixology with our guide to the essential techniques, ingredients, and styles

Bartender vs Barista: Which Job is Right for You?

Becoming a barista or bartender requires different qualifications, skills, work environments and responsibilities. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each here.