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Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

  • Modern Cocktail Trend, Old Fashioned Ingredient
    by Amanda Baltazar on December 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    The cocktail craze of the past decade has resulted in renewed interest in classic ingredients, like this cocktail that's perfect for winter. On the operations side, the best part of this emerging cocktail trend is that even high-quality expressions of the key ingredient aren't cost prohibitive. Read on to learn more about this wintry cocktail trend! […]

  • [Guest Post] Hiring Tips for Building a Top Shelf Staff
    by Kyle Trompeter on December 6, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    The challenge for a bar is finding that excellent bartender because the task of crafting a cocktail and being a compelling communicator with a customer at the same time can be a tall order. Alex Alfonso is a veteran of identifying and hiring top talent in the service industry and has several hiring tips for bar and restaurant operators. […]

  • Raised by Wolves: Lessons in Concept to Buildout
    by David Klemt on December 5, 2018 at 5:09 am

    We spoke with Erick Castro about his new bar Raised by Wolves and some of the most common budget-killing buildout mistakes operators make to help you avoid making them yourself. Castro is candid when it comes to identifying the errors can waste time, money and effort, pulling no punches to give you the best shot at your bar, nightclub or restaurant succeeding. […]

  • Insights: The Powerful Weapon Behind Your Success
    by Whitney Larson on December 5, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Data is the key to understanding what builds your business up and what tears it down. But data in and of itself is overwhelming and lacks direction. Insights are the story behind all the data you collect, giving you valuable information about your guests, staff, promoters and venue on which you can act to increase efficiency and profits. […]

  • Bar Team Refresher: The 5 Types of Tequila
    by Nightclub & Bar on December 3, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    It can be tempting to think that since today's guest seems more informed than ever they won't need to ask what seem like basic questions. Of course, that isn't the case. Moreover, even bar team members, tasked with retaining an ever-increasing amount of information, need refreshers. This infographic can bring employees and guests up to speed on tequila. […]

  • Weekly Podcast Roundup: December Edition
    by Jeremiah Batucan on December 2, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    The latest audio insights and tips for you business from podcasts hosted by 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show speakers. […]

  • Run Your Bar Right: 11 Tips for Success
    by Bruce Hakutizwi on November 29, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Running a bar, nightclub or restaurant is a tempting business idea for many people. After all, it looks fun and rewarding. It can, of course, be both of those things. But there’s more to this entrepreneurial pursuit than attending bartending school and chatting it up while slinging cocktails. Read on for 11 tips on succeeding in the hospitality world as an owner. […]

  • Transport Your Guests with Globally Inspired Menu Design
    by Kelly Magyarics on November 28, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Your menu is more than just a list of drinks, ingredients and prices. At least, it should be if it has been designed correctly. A menu should be treated as a valuable, immersive resource that ties together the guest experience. Menu design gives an operator the chance to show off their creativity and fully draw in guests. Read on for tips from two bars that have nailed their drinks and menus. […]

  • Weekly Podcast Roundup: November Edition
    by Jeremiah Batucan on November 27, 2018 at 12:35 am

    This week we hear from Erick Castro about how to make better cocktails, and Brian Duffy dives deeper into social media and having real relationships. […]

  • Poppin' Promotion: Planning and Executing a Profitable Pop-Up
    by David Klemt on November 26, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The pop-up bar is a promotion that has been steadily rising in terms of popularity. There are a few ways to execute a pop-up bar. We spoke with famed bartender, operator and industry emissary Erick Castro about two types of pop-up: the takeover and the transformation. Read on for tips on planning and executing a pop-up bar from one of the very best in the business. […]