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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>>

Sean Evans
Why Isn’t the Media More Fair to Nightlife?   August 2, 2011

One thing has become glaringly obvious: The mainstream media is three times as likely to report on the negative side of nightlife vs. the positive.More>>

Jack Robertiello
"Tales" Chasing   July 28, 2011

Tales of the Cocktail, one of the world's biggest drinkfests, is over, but the question is, "What did you get out of it?" More>>

Alissa Ponchione
Lessons from Tales of the Cocktail: How To Create the Perfect Menu   July 21, 2011

Angus Winchester from Tanqueray and Sean Finter from Barmetrix discuss what makes a perfect beverage menu at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. More>>

Robert Plotkin
Don’t Be Your Own Worst Enemy   July 19, 2011

Bad bosses create toxic work environments, which dissipate staff morale, undercut performance and foster conditions for theft. Robert Plotkin gives his take on conduct commandments for bar owners. More>>

Jack Robertiello
Tips for Tales   July 18, 2011

Surviving the sultry New Orleans weather is only the first step in making the most of the upcoming Tales of the Cocktail. Following are a few tips on how to outlast the Big Easy:More>>

Sean Evans
What Does Being "Hot" Really Mean?   July 6, 2011

Ask a random smattering of revelers why they want to hang out in a particular nightclub, and many will simply answer, “Because it’s hot.” So, what makes a nightlife spot "hot"?More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Lessons in Bar Hopping   July 4, 2011

Bars in Chicago, Denver Philadelphia and New York show the good, the bad and the ugly in this business. More>>



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