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Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

  • World Class Cocktail Trends for 2019
    by David Klemt on October 15, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Bartender and cocktail competitions are as much a part of this industry as the brands that sponsor them. In the case of Diageo World Class, they can uncover cocktail and consumer trends. The trends revealed by the conclusion of World Class Global Final Berlin 2018 can put you ahead of the competition as we move into 2019. Get your head start now! […]

  • The Scarfes Bar Drinks Menu: A Master Class in Design
    by Kelly Magyarics on October 15, 2018 at 1:47 am

    The creative cocktail tome at Scarfes Bar in London is an homage to famous Brits and a master class in menu design, menu programming and the guest experience. Their latest effort is more cocktail book than simple drink menu, yet it strikes an important and much needed balance between high concept and accessibility. For lessons you can use to design or refresh your menu, read on! […]

  • 5 Ways to Completely Sabotage Your Restaurant, Nightclub or Bar
    by Donald Burns on October 15, 2018 at 12:17 am

    It's not the easiest pill to swallow but sometimes we're our own worst enemies. Self-sabotage is subversive and it's a truly destructive force. As the captain of your ship, you need to be acutely aware of your good and bad habits, doing what it takes to replace the latter. Here are the top ways many operators sabotage their own businesses. […]

  • Proper Foundations: 4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Opening a Bar
    by Kevin Tam on October 11, 2018 at 12:55 am

    The foundational structures of a bar are like the concrete foundation for a building: the stronger the foundation, the greater the heights that can be attained. The similarities don't stop there. When problems are discovered with a foundation after a building is constructed on it, repairs are often prohibitively expensive, difficult and time-consuming. Read on to learn what mistakes to avoid when opening a bar, nightclub or restaurant. […]

  • The 4 Worst Reasons to Buy a Bar
    by Kevin Tam on October 11, 2018 at 12:43 am

    Anyone considering buying a bar would be wise to take some time for self-reflection before jumping in, asking themselves why they want to enter this industry. The answer to that small but incredibly important question can mean the difference between financial stability and crushing defeat. Read on to learn the four worst answers to that question. […]

  • [Infographic] Serving Gen Z
    by David Klemt on October 9, 2018 at 1:17 am

    This infographic supports our in-depth analysis of a report released by the NRAEF and the Center for Generational Kinetics, providing additional data and insights. […]

  • [Report] Developing the Next Generation of Industry Leaders
    by David Klemt on October 9, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Millennial and Gen Z foodservice and hospitality workers are often presented as challenging to employ. However, both these younger generations represent exciting opportunities for operators, managers and the industry as a whole. Gen Y and Gen Z are the future employees, owners, operators, managers and innovators of our industry and should be embraced as such. A recent research collaboration reveals valuable information for those hiring, training and managing Millennial and Gen Z team members. […]

  • Building a Service Team that Dominates
    by Donald Burns on October 8, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Water, they say, seeks its own level. This is an important lesson for operators who refuse to settle for anything less than market dominance. Successful operators get things done when they realize they need to take control and help their teams grow into a dominant force in the marketplace. Follow these steps from industry mentor and coach Donald Burns to develop a proud, loyal and effective team. […]

  • Operators, How Much Alcohol Does Your State Consume?
    by David Klemt on October 5, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    If you operate a bar, nightclub or restaurant that sells beer, wine, spirits or cocktails, your success is dependent upon building a customer base of consistent, loyal beverage alcohol consumers. So, do you operate your business in a state with high alcohol consumption or low alcohol consumption? It matters, so find out with this handy VinePair infographic! […]

  • This Cuban Mixing Technique will Revolutionize Your Cocktails
    by Kelly Magyarics on October 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Shaken or stirred...or thrown? Most people are intimately familiar with the first two techniques for mixing drinks. But the third? Not so much. Three highly experienced, successful and revered barmen, including 2017 Nightclub & Bar Bartender of the Year Chris Hannah, are on a mission to change that. Read on to learn about an eye-catching, guest-engaging mixing technique that pays homage to the great Cuban cocktail dens. […]