Bar Management
Bar Rescue Insider
Introducing a Feature to Your Bar   May 9, 2012

One of the best things a bar owner can do to distinguish his or her establishment is to install what I call a “feature”: a design element that sets the bar apart from its competition and makes it stick in the mind of a first-time customer. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Take the Road Less Traveled to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic   May 1, 2012

Coming to New York for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic? Get off the bus, and visit some NYC classic and unusual bars where cocktails don't necessarily rule.More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Making Mixology Approachable   April 25, 2012

The nation's fascination with mixology has in many ways rejuvenated the bar industry. However, the mixology community has gotten a reputation for being a bit snooty.More>>

Robert Plotkin
Solitary Diners are a Business Opportunity   April 24, 2012

I am what is referred to as a business traveler. One of the downsides of traveling is having to dine alone. So why is it that from the moment I enter a restaurant alone, I’m treated like some pathetic excuse of a human being?More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Stuck in a Menu Rut   April 18, 2012

When should you change your menu? A food menu provides revenue for your business; it has worked for you for years. By refreshing your menu, you are telling your guests that you want them to keep coming back!More>>

Jack Robertiello
Can Rotating Bartenders Build Patron Loyalty?   April 17, 2012

I recently mentioned my skepticism about traveling bartenders — those who hop around the country for guest shots and work in multiple bars. My main complaint was on behalf of the customer, but following are two interesting twists to the trend that might soften me up: More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
What’s Your Sign?   April 11, 2012

How do you draw attention to your business and attract new and returning customers? Unless you are billing yourself as an exclusive, members-only speakeasy, you want to be extremely visible from the road. More>>

Robert Plotkin
Keep it Clean!   April 10, 2012

While I may be a slob, I would never hand someone his or her drink while holding the top half of the glass. Isn’t that akin to handling the tines of someone’s fork or scooping ice into a glass with your fingers?More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
A Bartender’s Perspective on Wine   April 4, 2012

The wine biz has to drop the pretension. The only thing worse than a snotty, pretentious bartender (I’m sorry, mixologist) is an overly stuffy, pretentious sommelier. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Where's My Regular Bartender?   April 3, 2012

What’s the point of guest bartending? I admire the camaraderie among barfolk, but I think it is an operational mistake. For every person a guest bartender entices, my bet is he/she risks alienating two more.More>>



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