Bar IQ
Employee Handbook Article
Are You and Your Staff on the Same Page?   August 15, 2011

Buy a new car, and they give you an owner’s manual. Get hired as a bartender or food server, though, and all you’ll likely get are a few training shifts and a printout of house policies. In today’s litigious society, that’s far from adequate. More>>

Sean Ludford Article
Sean Ludford, the 'George Bernard Shaw of Alcohol'   August 15, 2011

I first met Sean Ludford at the 2005 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, where his Irish wit and unfailing appreciation of everything spirituous stole the show.More>>

Inventory Article
Tracking Inventory: A Profit Paper Trail   August 15, 2011

To be financially successful, you need to know what inventory you have, how much you paid for it and exactly where it is at any point in time. The following tips can help track every product through the inventory cycle: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>>

Orange Pisco Sour Article
The Second Coming of Pisco   August 1, 2011

The ongoing cocktail renaissance has propelled pisco into the limelight and onto American backbars. Bartenders on both coasts have come to appreciate its unrivaled mixability and universally appealing character. More>>

Draft beer Article
Tapping More Profit Per Keg   August 1, 2011

In a perfect world, every ounce of draft beer you purchase would be dispensed and sold, but roughly 23% is lost. When it's this difficult to remain successful, how can a savvy bar operator keep beer — and profits — from swirling down the drain?More>>

Kim Haasarud Article
Kim Haasarud, Jill of All (Bar) Trades   August 1, 2011

Kim Haasarud knew she wanted to make a career of the food-and-beverage business, but she had no idea what a circuitous path she’d be taking. Cocktail aficionados and aspiring mixologists are glad she took the road less traveled.More>>

Rum Article
Spiced Rums On The Charts   July 19, 2011

Despite the economy, spiced rum has been enjoying phenomenal growth. While rum sales on the whole are vigorous, the spiced rum segment has the industry talking.More>>

Prohibition Punch Article
Punch Drinks: A Bankable Trend   July 19, 2011

The fact that alcohol-based punches have become bestsellers is hardly surprising. What’s ironic is that punches are one of the oldest, most basic forms of libations. More>>

Jonathan Pogash Article
Jonathan Pogash, Cocktail Guru   July 19, 2011

Jonathan Pogash — the Cocktail Guru — is a self-made man who has brought a new level of panache and sophistication to the beverage programs of Hospitality Holdings’ portfolio of ultra-elegant venues.More>>



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