Bartenders are responsible for mixing drinks and serving them directly to customers or through service staff. Once regarded as a “second occupation” or transitional work, it has become one of the cool kids on the block with regards to the food and beverage industry.
Playing into a person’s attitude, personality and skill, employment of bartenders is projected to grow 12% from 2012 to 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But of all the bartenders out there, what will make one stand out? Watch these videos on tips and tricks on how to become a successful bartender!
Start with the Basics
Before you start training to become a bartender, get familiar with these basic bartending terms.
Quick Guide to Bartending Terms
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Do it With Flair
Flairtending can be about as easy as opening bottles or complex like juggling glasses and bottles. It aims to dazzle the customer, all while serving them their drink.
How To Open Three Beers at the Same Time
How To Juggle Liquor Bottles
Here’s something just for fun, or when you lose that bottle opener… 21 Ways To Open A Bottle
Why not try getting into a different character? The Bruce Lee of Bartending sure caught the bartending world by storm.
The Bruce Lee of Bartending – World’s Greatest Flair Bartender
Classic cocktails never go out of style. But true innovations can be made as well, as shown by this video from Tasted.
Know the Law
It is important to get familiar with the state and federal alcohol regulations. State -specific Alcohol Seller and Server courses are available in order for bartenders to learn how to handle underage drinkers, intoxicated customers and the like. Watch our TABC Alcohol Seller/ Server Certification video for more: