Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

  • The Asset Protection Strategy Every Owner Needs to Know
    by David Klemt on April 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    There’s a lot of fun to be had owning, operating, managing and working at a bar, nightclub or restaurant. But most bar owners are one lawsuit, one bad decision from a judge, from losing everything and having to start over. There is, however, an asset protection strategy that can keep you from losing everything. Read on to learn more and protect yourself today! […]

  • Down the Design Rabbit Hole: How One Distillery Became a Cocktail Destination
    by David Klemt on April 17, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Kaveh Zamanian, founder of award-winning Rabbit Hole Distillery, created a modern distillery campus with a real cocktail bar inside. OverLook speaks to the shift in how consumers want to discover spirits and interact with brands. Zamanian tapped the operators behind Death & Co. to help design the bar and train the staff to ensure it's as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. […]

  • Survive & Avoid Lawsuits: 7 Must-Know Security Tips
    by David Klemt on April 17, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Lawsuits are as much a part of the hospitality industry as food and beverage programs. Any operator who hasn’t faced a lawsuit stemming from an incident that occurred at their venue is either brand new or the luckiest person in the industry. These tips from security expert Manny Marquez will help you rise above industry standards and survive lawsuits. […]

  • How to Amp Up Your Menu
    by David Klemt on April 15, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    During the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas, Chef Brian Duffy delivered an inspiring presentation dedicated to menu change. Revisiting your old menu with the intention of removing dead sellers and creating new hits can be an uncomfortable task but it can also boost revenue, cut costs, excite guests, and reinvigorate and retain staff. […]

  • 9 Behaviors You can Change to Become a More Effective Leader
    by David Klemt on April 9, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    When it comes to running their business, a bar or restaurant owner can either choose to change or maintain the status quo. Considering what today's employees expect from their employers, not many operators can survive the decision to just keep things as they are. Read on for advice from Frank Besednjak for improving as a leader to empower and energize employees. […]

  • Tips on Taps: How to Succeed with Draft Cocktails
    by David Klemt on April 9, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Draft cocktails offer operators almost nothing but upside. They don't take up much space behind the bar, nor do they require much in the way of skillset to serve. They're batched and therefore lend themselves to consistency and high-volume service. They're also incredibly fast to serve, meaning operators can make hundreds more dollars per hour. […]

  • Your Work Family: The Key to Your Legacy
    by David Klemt on April 9, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Jim Meehan, entrepreneur, bartender, and the author of James Beard award-winning Meehan’s Bartender Manual, shared his approach to leadership at the 2019 Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas. Savvy operators know that times have changed and employee expectations are different. Read on for advice from Meehan on navigating the redefined employer-employee relationship. […]

  • Do More with Your Front Door: The Portal to the Guest Experience
    by David Klemt on April 4, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Operators spend massive amounts of time, money and other resources to open bars yet ignore the door. That goes not just for its design and the feeling it elicits but also the person standing next to or in front of it, and the people situated behind it. The guest experience begins and ends with the front door, so why not pay more attention to its details? […]

  • Achieving a Healthy, Long-term Career in the Bar Business
    by David Klemt on April 3, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    The hospitality industry is challenging. It’s not just that consumer behavior continues to change or that competition has grown fiercer. Succeeding with social media, seeking education, and addressing work-life balance have made careers in this industry difficult to manage. Read on to learn how to navigate today's challenges and achieve a healthy, long-term career. […]

  • Profits, Meet Practicality
    by David Klemt on April 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Operators don’t need to make their drink programs needlessly complicated in the hopes that they’ll increase guest counts and be able to charge more per cocktail. If a drink is complicated, consistency can quickly become a problem from bartender to bartender. An operationalized drink program is simply a practical program that makes tracking and maximizing profits easier. […]