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Bar Promotions – 10 Bar Promotion Ideas to Get People Into Your Bar

Bar Promotions are essential for most bars to stay open these days. And coming up with new ideas is not always easy. Here are 10 bar promotions that will bring people into your bar. Continue reading “Bar Promotions – 10 Bar Promotion Ideas to Get People Into Your Bar”

Drink Games: A Collection of Songs to Play Music Drinking Games

As far as Drink Games go, Music Drinking Games can be a lot of fun. Here are some song suggestion and how to can get the drink games rolling. Continue reading “Drink Games: A Collection of Songs to Play Music Drinking Games”

Free Bartender Cheat Sheet

Free bartender cheat sheet – all the drink recipes every good bartender needs to know – and none of the ones no one knows. Printable PDF version of a bartender’s cheat sheet. Continue reading “Free Bartender Cheat Sheet”

Bar Promotions – House Party bar event

Bringing the House Party theme to your bar is a great bar promotion to run. You’ll have a great time but the most important thing to keep in mind is to Continue reading “Bar Promotions – House Party bar event”

Rugby world cup promotions

We run a sports bar and made these promotions for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. 1. Girls in skirts get one free cocktail – we used sponsored liquor to Continue reading “Rugby world cup promotions”

Adelaide s Amateur Pole Star

After sourcing what is undoubtably the best Pole Dancing School in Adelaide, Australia (http://www.ladylove.com.au/), we ran a competition within the venue Continue reading “Adelaide s Amateur Pole Star”

Limoncello Recipe – Easy 7-day Recipe

The traditional limoncello recipe calls for 40 days of wait time. Here’s one that’s ready in 7 days Continue reading “Limoncello Recipe – Easy 7-day Recipe”

How to Make Limoncello – a Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to make Limoncello so you can serve your friends a wonderful italian digestivo after dinner and be able to claim “I made this!”. You’ll have everyone crying out “delizioso!” Continue reading “How to Make Limoncello – a Step-by-Step Guide”

Bars and Bartending: Your Online Resource for ALL things Bar and Bartending

Welcome to the only Online Bartending Resource you will ever need to visit again. From Bartending Tips, Tricks and Insider Secrets to Drink Recipe Video Tutorials to Bar Tricks, Bar Jokes and MORE! Continue reading “Bars and Bartending: Your Online Resource for ALL things Bar and Bartending”

Portable bars, folding bars and home bars

If you’re looking for portable bars, we’ve got more than a couple to choose from. We offer various styles of collapsable bars, folding bars and home bars delivered to your door. Continue reading “Portable bars, folding bars and home bars”

How To Be Bartender – What It Takes To Start Bartending

So you wanna know how to be bartender? This article will teach you how to become a bartender without any prior bartending experience Continue reading “How To Be Bartender – What It Takes To Start Bartending”

Bar Interview Attire

Not sure what is appropriate Bar Interview Attire? Find out what to wear and what not to wear. Continue reading “Bar Interview Attire”

Club Interview Follow Up: After the Interview

Club Interview Follow Up: After the Interview — You’ve prepared, practised and had your interview. What next? Here’s what to do after the interview so they never forget you. Continue reading “Club Interview Follow Up: After the Interview”

Bar Interview Tips to Help You Ace your Bartending Interview

The bar interview is of the utmost importance. Time to let your personality shine. Follow these tips and you can’t help but get that bartending job. Continue reading “Bar Interview Tips to Help You Ace your Bartending Interview”

Before the Interview – Bar Interview Tips

Bar Interview Tips, What to do before the Interview. A step-by-step guide of how to prepare and land that dream bartending job Continue reading “Before the Interview – Bar Interview Tips”

Get your Cruzin Cooler Scooter here

You are the party when you arrive on a cruzin cooler. These cooler scooters are thee way to get your beverages and yourself to your next event. Continue reading “Get your Cruzin Cooler Scooter here”

How to Become a Bartender

If you’re looking for information on how to become a bartender and want to enter this very lucrative industry, here’s what you do… Continue reading “How to Become a Bartender”

St Patricks Day Trivia

St Patricks Day Trivia – Irish trivia for the pub or at your St Patty’s party at home. Continue reading “St Patricks Day Trivia”

Bartending Links from around the Net

Bartending Links — If you’re looking for anything bartending related, if you can’t find it on our main site, you’ll find it in this link section. Continue reading “Bartending Links from around the Net”

12 Bar Events & Bar Promotions to Get Your Bar Making Money NOW

In today’s competitive world, bars just can’t survive without implementing ongoing bar events and bar promotions. Here are 12 bar promos you can add to your bar marketing efforts Continue reading “12 Bar Events & Bar Promotions to Get Your Bar Making Money NOW”

Kamikaze Drink Recipe

Learn how to make the KAMIKAZE drink recipe. Great summer drink recipe. Reese Richards shows you how to make this simple yet refreshing Japanese-inspired cocktail. Continue reading “Kamikaze Drink Recipe”

Martini Recipes: A collection of top Martini drink recipes

Only the best and most popular Martini Recipes. Some sweet, some sour, and some strong Continue reading “Martini Recipes: A collection of top Martini drink recipes”

Tequila Drink Recipes – a collection of the most popular tequila drink recipes

Looking for Tequila Drink Recipes? Here are a handful of the most popular tequila drink recipes – from tequila shots to tequila cocktails Continue reading “Tequila Drink Recipes – a collection of the most popular tequila drink recipes”

Alternating Shots Bar Trick – Bar Trick Tutorial

Alternating Shots Bar Trick Tutorial. In this bar trick video tutorial, Reese Richards shows you how to win drinks or money with this simplest of bartender tricks Continue reading “Alternating Shots Bar Trick – Bar Trick Tutorial”

Online Bartending School – all you’ll ever need to become a PRO Bartender

Don’t waste your money going to bartending school. In 18 years, I’ve never hired anyone with a bartending “license”. Learn everything you need to know to become a bartender right here! Continue reading “Online Bartending School – all you’ll ever need to become a PRO Bartender”

Bar Etiquette – What you Need to Know about How to Act at a Bar

Bar etiquette – it’s not rocket science but there are some definite DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to how you should behave at a bar. Learn them here and avoid making a fool of yourself at the club Continue reading “Bar Etiquette – What you Need to Know about How to Act at a Bar”

Jello Shots and Recipes

Jello shots and recipes and tips and techniques on how to make the best Jello shots. Continue reading “Jello Shots and Recipes”

White Russian Drink Recipe

White Russian Drink Recipe. Learn how to make this simple cocktail. Continue reading “White Russian Drink Recipe”

The Bartender behind Bars-and-Bartending.com

Take an in-depth look at career bartender, Reese Richards. How he started in bartending, how he got to where he is now and why he started building Bars-and-Bartending.com Continue reading “The Bartender behind Bars-and-Bartending.com”

Black Light Party

We start off by covering all our walls and tables with white paper. Then we replace all regular bulbs with black lights. We encourage costumers to wear Continue reading “Black Light Party”

1/2 price Wine Night and Guest Bartender

Every Monday Night all night long we have 1/2 price bottle wines. Excluded are the Allocated wines. It has boosted our average Monday sales by 38%. Many Continue reading “1/2 price Wine Night and Guest Bartender”

Beer Bracelets!

We ordered a bunch of those custom silicone bracelets from www.wristbands-direct.com (they had a sweet 20% off coupon and the bar was just starting out Continue reading “Beer Bracelets!”

Sample Bartender Resume – a professionally written real-world bartender resume

If you’re trying to create a great bartender resume, take a look at my sample bartender resume to give you some ideas on what / how to write. Continue reading “Sample Bartender Resume – a professionally written real-world bartender resume”

Bartending Resume Sample – a professional bartending resume example

If you’re trying to create your first bartending resume, take a look at this bartending resume sample to give you some ideas on what / how to write. Continue reading “Bartending Resume Sample – a professional bartending resume example”

Bartender Resume

Your bartending resume is meant to be a picture of you and your personality. Learn to write a bartender resume that gets the interview. Continue reading “Bartender Resume”

Bar Manager Resume Sample

Looking for an example of a bar manager resume? Here is a professionally written sample bar manager’s resume that you can use to get ideas for writing your bar manager’s resume Continue reading “Bar Manager Resume Sample”

Bartenders Resume Writing Service

Looking for a bartending job but don’t know how to write a bartenders resume? Our bartenders resume writing service will get you the interview – all you’ll have to do is show up. Continue reading “Bartenders Resume Writing Service”

The Ins and Outs of How to Get a Bartender Job

Learning how to get a bartender job is first about finding a place that you – and your personality – will fit in. It’s not about getting a bartending job at the first place that says they’ll hire you Continue reading “The Ins and Outs of How to Get a Bartender Job”

Barbacks – The Life of A Bar Backer

A barbacks’ job is to facilitate the bartender(s). A bar backer is to be a ghost – someone behind the scenes who makes the operation of the bar run more smoothly. Continue reading “Barbacks – The Life of A Bar Backer”

Learn How to Bartend

Some people think that learning how to bartend simply involves learning a couple of key drinks. Let me tell you that bartending is so much more. Bartending is about… Continue reading “Learn How to Bartend “

Drinking Games

A collection of only the best drinking games. Played and played again, we believe these to be the top of the top for drinking games. Games for 2, for larger groups, and even games for the Bar. Continue reading “Drinking Games”

Online Bar Store

If you need a bar store, you’ve come to the right place. Purchase bar supplies online securely and hassle-free. We ship directly to your door and offer 1000s of bar products at excellent prices. Continue reading “Online Bar Store”

Card Drinking Game – Blow My Deck

Blow my Deck is a fun and easy card drinking game that you can play anywhere, anytime with 2 or more people – all you need is a deck of cards, a shot glass and some alcohol Continue reading “Card Drinking Game – Blow My Deck”

Bar Jigger | What is a Jigger?

What is a jigger? A bar jigger as it’s sometimes known, is an essential tool for any bartender to ensure accurate pours. Learn more and buy bar jiggers online here. Continue reading “Bar Jigger | What is a Jigger?”

How to Run a Bar Successfully

Expert advice on how to run a bar. Find out what you need to know to succeed in the highly competitive bar industry. Continue reading “How to Run a Bar Successfully “

Wine Corkscrews

Wine Corkscrews – A list of the many varieties of wine corkscrews and wine bottle openers Continue reading “Wine Corkscrews”

Beer Bongs – Boob Bong | 4 Person Bong | Bongzilla and more!

Looking for a beer bong? We carry many different varieties of beerbongs – from sexy to multi-person. Continue reading “Beer Bongs – Boob Bong | 4 Person Bong | Bongzilla and more! “

The Best Card Drinking Games

A selection of the best card drinking games including I Have Never, Deluxe Asshole, Kings and more. Continue reading “The Best Card Drinking Games”

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