Operations

Tip on building a successful and profitable bar operation.


Tip Jar Article
Tip Jars, Where Art Thou?    November 20, 2012

A few years ago, a musician wrote an article regarding the effect the size and shape of a tip jar has on one’s tipped income. Years of observations lead him to believe that a large, glass brandy snifter prompted people to tip more.More>>

H. Joseph Ehrmann Article
Elixir Goes Green    October 23, 2012

H. Joseph Ehrmann is a leading cocktail authority and the owner/operator of one of San Francisco’s popular landmarks, Elixir. What many people don’t know is in 2005 Elixir became one of the first 50 businesses in San Francisco to become a Certified Green Business. More>>

News
Drought Leads Restaurants to Raise Prices, Cut Portions   October 15, 2012

The effects of the Midwest drought on prices for corn, meat and poultry are showing up on restaurant menus. Small eateries are being hit hardest.More>>

Back Bar Article
Making a Clean Sweep — Keeping your Bar Spotless    October 9, 2012

It is an unfortunate reality that bartenders loathe cleaning the bar. So, how can you best ensure that the staff keeps the facility up to code? Here are some insights that will help you achieve that objective.More>>

Bartender Article
Why Bad Things Happen to Good Bars   September 25, 2012

Doing something because “it’s the way it has been done in the past,” in reality, is to do something because it is familiar and may only serve to perpetuate a costly, inefficient or otherwise unfounded practice.More>>

Tavern Uptown Article
10 Reasons to Walk Through Your Own Front Door   September 11, 2012

While entering the property through the back door may be expedient, it’s a practice that prevents us from appreciating what our guests’ experience when they approach the front of our establishment. More>>

Martini Article
Daniel Smith, Bevinco's Man at the Point    June 19, 2012

Until now, compiling detailed information about what transpires behind the bar has been a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. However, computer chip technology is primed and ready to change the way the bar business does business. More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Sell More Products Through Back Bar Design   May 30, 2012

What does a customer see first when he/she walks through your front door? If the brightest and most interesting items are refrigeration coolers and video games then you are missing an opportunity to advertise your most important products – beverages.More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Understanding the Backbar   May 23, 2012

I believe the backbar — including an owner’s taste in well brands — is one of a bar’s most underutilized revenue sources. Owners should treat these bar elements as valuable real estate. More>>

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>>



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