Editors Blog

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


Sean Evans
The NYPD Still Doesn’t Understand Nightlife   September 29, 2011

The New York Nightlife Association and NYPD have released a booklet entitled "Best Practices for Nightlife Establishments.” While I applaud both organizations on this effort, the contents of the guide leave anyone who has ever been to a bar or club scratching his or her head.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
See Yourself on TV?    September 27, 2011

Jon Taffer and "Bar Rescue" showed the bad and the ugly of bar operations. Did you see yourself or your bar on TV? More>>

Jack Robertiello
Betty Crocker, Joseph Kennedy and a Red-Hot Cocktail   September 19, 2011

Are we at the tipping point of the cocktail renaissance, and what does it mean when a brand name associated with biscuits starts sharing Sangria recipes?More>>

Robert Plotkin
Is Stress Killing Your Staff?   September 12, 2011

Karoshi. It’s the Japanese word for working oneself to death. Whether you realize it or not, some of your bartenders may be committing karoshi on a nightly basis. There are a number of things you can do to help alleviate the stress affecting your bartending staff:More>>

Jack Robertiello
The Joys of Vodka — No, Really!   September 6, 2011

Vodka gets plenty of scorn among the cocktail know-it-alls, even though its sales numbers keep virtually every operation afloat. Is there a way to bridge the gap? Maybe... More>>

Sean Evans
Are Online Nightlife Deals a Help or Hindrance?   September 1, 2011

The recent influx of nightlife deal/booking Websites denote a shift in how nightclubs are handling reservations and VIP bottle service. But is the advance in technology ultimately going to be a detriment for the venues and industry as a whole? More>>

Jack Robertiello
Nobody Asked Me, But...   August 23, 2011

Not exactly a top 10 list — instead a grab bag of thoughts from a drinks observer who has a few opinions to share about bar and mixology trends. More>>

Robert Plotkin
Seven Steps to Building Repeat Business   August 12, 2011

Want to double the volume of business you’re doing at the bar? Gimmicks and slick promotions won’t get you there. The only tried-and-true way to accomplish your goal is to convert first-time visitors into regular clientele.More>>

Jon Taffer
Taffer's Tips: All the Single Ladies   August 10, 2011

Women are a very important demographic to any bar or club owner. That's why a strong bachelorette program will fill your nightclub or bar with women early on a weekend night. More>>

Jack Robertiello
What "Culinary" Means to You   August 8, 2011

There’s always something to pick up at food-service industry conferences: "Culinary" has come to mean kitchen-driven when it comes to cocktails.More>>



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