Editors Blog

Insights and opinions on the hot issues and stories in the Nightlife Industry.


Bar Rescue Insider
Tailoring the Bar Experience    February 22, 2012

Does your bar's staff know how to read your clientele? Understanding what your guests need and want is crucial to building repeat business, so give them the amazing experiences they long for.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Who Owns This Drink?   February 21, 2012

When the debate about bartenders’ intellectual property — drink concepts and recipes, mainly — broke out, I admit to being completely without interest. But something that’s now in federal court should give everyone in the drink business pause.More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Who is Determining Your Menu?   February 15, 2012

Who is determining your menu? And who is deciding the fate of your ROI? Revamping a menu is a science! Why take a chance with your brand by not testing new items?More>>

Tim Kirkland
Cheaper, Better and More   February 10, 2012

In challenging climates, the first instinct for many bar, nightclub and restaurant operators is to start looking for places to cut. Beware this temptation! More>>

Bar Rescue Insider
Cleanliness is Key   February 8, 2012

Although it's important for patrons to be able to see and find your establishment, what happens when a customer walks through the door will make or break you.More>>

Jack Robertiello
Do Great Drinks Need Great Liqueurs?   February 7, 2012

I’ve been carping for years to anyone in the business who would listen that the cordial and liqueur market has lagged embarrassingly far behind as the cocktail renaissance bloomed.More>>

Dave Dronkers
Tips to Bolster Your Foursquare Presence   February 6, 2012

With more than 10 million users, FourSquare may be the most-used social network, behind Facebook and Twitter. Therefore, you most likely serve guests who check in on FourSquare. Are you strategically engaging your customers?More>>

Bar REscue Insider
How to Empower and Motivate Your Bartenders   February 1, 2012

Even the best staff members sometimes fail to understand their own skill sets. Therefore, finding ways to inspire your bartenders is crucial! More>>

Robert Plotkin
Starbucks Deserves Praise, Not Criticism   January 31, 2012

The world's largest coffee chain has been getting even more attention than usual. Starbucks’ decision to start serving wine and beer at select locations has not entirely been met with a joyous outcry. Political correctness be damned, I’m a loyal fan!More>>

Brian Duffy
Bringing Your Kitchen Back to Basics   January 25, 2012

Those of you lucky enough to have seen Season 1 of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” starring Nightclub & Bar Media Group President Jon Taffer know the show involves Taffer’s particular brand of bar science.More>>



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