Asked by Anonymous
Thanks for this, I will definitely check it out!
Asked by straightn0chaser
I went to a bartending school in New York, which in my opinion is a waste of time and a lot of money! If you want hands on experience, find some empty liquor bottles, buy a bag of pour spouts (you can get a bag of 10 or 20 for $4) and practice your pour counts!
If you can consistently pour 1/2oz - 2oz every time you will be ahead of the game. Next learn the basic drinks that every bar has;
Long Island Ice Tea
You won’t get anywhere if you know how to make a leg spreading purple dragon heart… most places don’t have that kind of stuff. Find a place that is hiring and even if you have to start as a server express your interest and skills on bar. Be the best server you could possibly be and help out the bartender with small things, running ice, refilling fruit. Little by little you will pick up things from the bartender, who will already like you because you have been helping.
Go to the manager when the time is right and ask to be trained on bar, the worst thing that can happen is he/she can say no. And if they aren’t willing to train you, find a new job that will.
Hope that helps, Mr E.
I thought I escaped them, but I was wrong, they haven’t been to the bar for months! They are always loud, the one always has a different wig on, they drink beer through a straw (never ok) and get shots of “Kwayvo”. They also always seem to have a dead cell phone to which they want me to plug their phone in behind the bar (again NEVER OK!)
They think I hook them up and make their drinks strong (which I don’t) and when they tip me they say, “here you go baby thanks again”… oh thank you so much for your $4, you’ve been here for almost two and half hours, running me around.
I want to share something that I’ve noticed over the years. The bar I work at has 20 stools. There might be 15 open seats but if there’s a mess on the bar that I haven’t had a chance to clean yet, more often than not, that’s where people will choose to sit. It’s not a big deal I just find it curious that it happens so often. Has anyone else ever noticed this or is it just me? -Zawack!
Righty-o folks! Right now, as I wait for an episode of Legend of Korra to load (thanks people who recommended it), I’m going to talk about my experiences in bartending school!
I just passed the class a couple days ago. One pour test into two 1 oz portions. One written test. One drink-making test….
I could not have said it any better than this person… I did go to a bartending school in New York and it was much like the one they described. Please don’t think you need a license or a certificate to bartend… YOU DON’T!