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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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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.

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.

How to Remove Stuck Cocktail Shaker Cap: Simple Solutions

Learn the easy tricks to effortlessly remove a stubborn cocktail shaker cap and impress your guests with your bartending skills.

Is Bartending a Good Choice for College Students?

Bartending can be a great college job, providing valuable skills and experiences, but consider the potential downsides.

The Bartender in Your Pocket: The Top 8 Smartphone Apps for Mixology

With the help of your trusty iOS or Android phone, you can now access a wide variety of free mixology apps that will take your drink-making skills to the next level.

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.