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All the Bar Lingo You Need to Know in 2023

Ever wondered what ‘behind the stick’ means? Decode bar lingo and charm your way through any bar scenario. Raise a glass to your new-found expertise!

Sip, Savor, and Mix: Everything You Need to Know About Bitters

Discover the secret ingredient behind every great cocktail – bitters! Imparting depth, complexity, and a touch of bitterness to your favourite drinks, learn about this must-have mixology and how to use it like a pro.

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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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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Bartender Tip Essentials: Maximizing Your Earnings Behind the Bar

Understanding how much to tip can sometimes be a conundrum for patrons. Learn how much to show your appreciation for exceptional service, handcrafted cocktails, and an awesome night out!

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Bartending Tricks: Mastering the Art of Showmanship Behind the Bar

Successful bartenders know that engaging their guests is as important as making a great cocktail. To do so, many bartenders turn to flair bartending, where they perform tricks that enhance the experience of their guests.

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TABC Certificate: Your Fast Track to Responsible Alcohol Service in Texas

Working with alcohol in Texas? A TABC certificate is your key to unlocking a successful career in the Lone Star State’s beverage industry. Read up how to get yours.

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TIPS vs ServSafe: Choosing the Right Food Safety Certification for Your Team

Struggling to pick between TIPS and ServSafe for your staff’s alcohol training? This guide breaks down each program to help you choose the right fit.

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Stress Management for Bartenders: Strategies for a Balanced Shift

Feeling overwhelmed behind the bar? This article serves up stress-busting tips for bartenders! Learn how to stay calm, collected, and crush your shift – all while keeping your sanity.

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Bartender Book Essentials: Mastering the Art of Mixology

Want to mix drinks that impress your friends but overwhelmed by bartending lingo? This article cuts through the confusion with 5 must-read books that’ll have you shaking up cocktails like a pro in no time, from tasty twists on classics to the science of mixology.