Editors Blog

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


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>>

Jack Robertiello
Drink Gimmickry and Other Bartender Tales   January 24, 2012

If you can’t answer any question about your aged cocktails convincingly and with very good reasoning, then barreling or otherwise resting a drink is pure gimmickry. More>>

Bar REscue Insider
From the Outside In   January 18, 2012

The life of a traveling design consultant and renovation expert is not an easy one. During Season One of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” I saw plenty of bars on hard times, and it was my responsibility to create some cost-effective, easily implemented and fast solutions that would turn the owners’...More>>

Robert Plotkin
Do You Know Your Mixology Trivia?   January 17, 2012

What's your link to mixology's past? The most famous concoctions of the modern era are so delicious, their origins deserve to be known. Bone up on the classics, because here’s our best shot:More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Is Made-Just-for-Me Good for Your Bar?   January 13, 2012

We Americans want just about everything we buy, download, eat or drink to be special, unique, made just for us or only available here. But is customization always good for business?More>>

Jack Robertiello
Simple Syrups are as Easy as One, Two, Three   January 10, 2012

Housemade simple syrups can make a bar stand out, especially when using different sugars and infusing fruits, spices and even vegetables into the mix. Here's why you should consider rolling your own:More>>

Robert Plotkin
Don't "No Problem" Me   January 3, 2012

At the risk of sounding like a surly curmudgeon, I hereby declare war on the phrase, “No problem.” And so should you. This particularly horrid phrase has absolutely no place in on-premise vernacular. So, what’s the problem, you ask?More>>



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