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Bar Business Magazine is an innovative 'How To' print & digital magazine that provides over 100,000 bar and nightclub owners, operators and managers the ability to stay current within their industry, and how to use that information to increase profits by staying ahead of the curve. Our signature 'How To' articles supply detailed, step-by-step instructions to improve your bar aesthetically, economically and managerially and keep you up-to-date on emerging trends within the industry. So whether you’re looking to renovate, cut costs or are just starting from scratch, Bar Business Magazine can hand you the tools you need to make it all happen the right way!

Get your tickets!!!! Going to be another great year 🎉
06/05/2019

Get your tickets!!!! Going to be another great year 🎉

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Recipe Time!
06/03/2019
Pepino Hasta La Tambora - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Time!

Ingredients: 2 oz of Ron Barceló Gran Añejo 1 oz citrus 1 oz fresh cucumber water .75 oz of sugar Mint sprig garnish Directions: Add all ingredients in shaker over rocks and shake vigorously. Line the glass inside with cucumber slices and strain the cocktail mix. Add a mint sprig garnish. Recipe a...

Puerto de Indias Establishes U.S. Based Team - Bar Business Magazine
06/02/2019
Puerto de Indias Establishes U.S. Based Team - Bar Business Magazine

Puerto de Indias Establishes U.S. Based Team - Bar Business Magazine

Puerto de Indias, the original and best-selling Strawberry Gin from Seville Spain, has established a team of State Managers to guide the launch and expansion of the company’s signature gin in the U.S. Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin is taking the category by storm globally, quickly rising to the #...

Hoshizaki America, Inc. Introduces 15-Inch Wide Undercounter Refrigerator - Bar Business Magazine
06/01/2019
Hoshizaki America, Inc. Introduces 15-Inch Wide Undercounter Refrigerator - Bar Business Magazine

Hoshizaki America, Inc. Introduces 15-Inch Wide Undercounter Refrigerator - Bar Business Magazine

Hoshizaki America, Inc. introduces the HR15A – its newest undercounter refrigerator. ENERGY STAR qualified this ADA-compliant refrigerator has R600a refrigerant, stainless steel exterior and interior, and UL approval for outdoor use – the perfect mate to undercounter icemakers (AM-50BAJ-AD & C-8...

How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine
05/31/2019
How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine

How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine

I’m thinking of a common misconception in the hospitality business. This misconception is subtle, but it is debilitating. Everywhere I go, I can tell within a minute of being on-property whether management subscribes to this misguided notion. I see it in the way your hostess behaves, in the way yo...

1849 Wine Company Ushers in a New Age for Wine
05/30/2019
1849 Wine Company Ushers in a New Age for Wine

1849 Wine Company Ushers in a New Age for Wine

Nowadays, a memorable experience is what draws guests into your establishment, and the stories swapped across your bar are often a key part of that unique experience. 1849 Wine Company offers bar owners and operators not only a compelling story to share, but also a unique and exciting experience in....

Latest in charging options for your bar to ensure you are keeping your customers phones juiced.
05/29/2019
Power Up! - Bar Business Magazine

Latest in charging options for your bar to ensure you are keeping your customers phones juiced.

Bar owners are no strangers to the need for charging options in their venues, and luckily, there are a slew of options to choose from. The value of offering charging is clear—retaining happy customers and increased check sizes—but many of today’s charging solutions go beyond these benefits. We...

The Japanese Spirit Shochu finding a home on US cocktail lists. Is your bar taking advantage of this trend?
05/28/2019
Let's Talk Shochu

The Japanese Spirit Shochu finding a home on US cocktail lists. Is your bar taking advantage of this trend?

Move over sake, there’s another Japanese spirit in town—shochu. The origins of Japan’s national spirit are a bit murky, but the spirit can be traced all the way back to the 16th century. Today in Japan, shochu is enjoyed primarily with meals as it pairs extremely well with food.

Joe tells it like it is! Learn what is treading with POS machines and what to look for to ensure a good fit with your ty...
05/27/2019
Q&A With POS Expert Joseph Messina

Joe tells it like it is!

Learn what is treading with POS machines and what to look for to ensure a good fit with your type of business.

As with any business decision, first and foremost the POS system must be a good fit financially for the owner. POS cost of ownership in today’s bar and nightclub market runs the spectrum from $0 to tens-of-thousands of dollars, so step 1 is to have a budget established and do not overpay.

05/26/2019
How to - Leasing : How to lower the rental rate on your commercial lease.

It is sooo important to keep overhead as low as possible. Be sure to start off with the right lease!

B ar tenants should not be afraid to negotiate assertively on the rental rate. So why do bar tenants have such difficulty in this area? Frequently, the answer is a simple unawareness of market rental rates (or the “going rate”) in an area.

Rise & Shine, It Is Recipe Time!
05/26/2019
Camarena Spicy Jalapeno Margarita - Bar Business Magazine

Rise & Shine, It Is Recipe Time!

Ingredients: 2 parts Camarena Silver ¾ part Simple Syrup / Agave Nectar ¾ part Lime Juice ½ part Triple Sec Directions: Add ingredients into a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge and fresh sliced jalapenos. Recipe courtesy of C...

05/25/2019

Tools of the trade!

Uncorking Profits - Bar Business Magazine
05/25/2019
Uncorking Profits - Bar Business Magazine

Uncorking Profits - Bar Business Magazine

Bars and restaurants with carefully curated wine lists know that there’s a great amount of profit to be made from wine. But there can also be a great amount of lost profits through spoilage, overpouring, or lack of upselling and marketing. We look at two technologies aimed at making the sale, serv...

The Dirty Details - Bar Business Magazine
05/24/2019
The Dirty Details - Bar Business Magazine

The Dirty Details - Bar Business Magazine

Glasswashers make it easier to wash your glassware. With the many different types of machines available, it’s important to choose the right one. Look at your business operation and consider how your glasswasher will fit in.

How - To Software: 5 Marketing Software Products for your Bar or Nightclub
05/24/2019
How - To Software: 5 Marketing Software Products for your Bar or Nightclub

How - To Software: 5 Marketing Software Products for your Bar or Nightclub

W e all cringe when we hear the ol’, “there’s a guy out here who would like to talk to the manager or owner.” Our usual response is, “tell him I’m in a meeting.” We all get bombarded with people trying to sell their snake oil daily, so how do you sort out the gems from the time wasters...

Nothing but glass!
05/23/2019
How To: What's in a Glass? - Bar Business Magazine

Nothing but glass!

Sensory perception is such an intangible thing. There are so many variables at play when we evaluate a spirit, from the emotional and environmental factors to our own inherent biases, that it is a wonder that there is any kind of consensus at all. How do we take what is a very personal translation o...

Always need the best in the kitchen!
05/23/2019
Kitchen Equipment to Increase Efficiency - Bar Business Magazine

Always need the best in the kitchen!

Is your bar and kitchen equipment up to date? New equipment can increase your productivity and effectiveness behind the bar. Here’s a roundup of some exciting products from top brands. Perlick: Tobin Ellis Signature Cocktail Station This versatile cocktail station is perfect for a wide variety of ...

Recipe Time!
05/22/2019
Walk on Water - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Time!

Ingredients: 0.75 oz Barr Hill Vodka 0.5 oz Amaro Braulio 1 oz Grapefruit Juice 0.5 oz Rosemary Syrup Sparkling Wine Directions: Combine ingredients (besides the wine) in mixing tin, add ice and shake, strain into champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange twist and rosemary...

How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine
05/22/2019
How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine

How to: Training - Bar Business Magazine

I’m thinking of a common misconception in the hospitality business. This misconception is subtle, but it is debilitating. Everywhere I go, I can tell within a minute of being on-property whether management subscribes to this misguided notion. I see it in the way your hostess behaves, in the way yo...

An option for an location looking to expand their menu.
05/21/2019
Donna Italia: Simple Way to Add Pizza to Your Menu - Bar Business Magazine

An option for an location looking to expand their menu.

Pizza. It’s one of the most popular foods shared among friends. But not all establishments have the space or ability to invest in the time, equipment and labor necessary to prepare and serve a hot, authentic, Italian pizza. Until now. The Donna Italia solution has revolutionized the foodservice in...

Brockmans Berry Breeze - Bar Business Magazine
05/20/2019
Brockmans Berry Breeze - Bar Business Magazine

Brockmans Berry Breeze - Bar Business Magazine

Ingredients: 2 oz. Brockmans Gin ¾ oz. fresh grapefruit juice 1 ½ oz. cranberry Juice 1 oz. St Germaine ¾ oz. lime Juice Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass full of ice cubes. Garnish with a twist of orange zest and edible flowers. ...

It is that time!
05/20/2019
Summer Sipping: Seasonal Cocktail Trends - Bar Business Magazine

It is that time!

By Jeremy LeBlanc Summertime has arrived—the temperatures are rising, the days are longer, and the nights are shorter, so we’ve put together this summer’s “must-have cocktails,” which promise to be some of the hottest recipes of the season. Beach days and barbeques are always on the menu, ...

Recipe Time!
05/19/2019
The Bond Between Us Recipe - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Time!

Ingredients: 1 bottle Sacred Bond Brandy 1 jar The Perfect Purée Cranberry Puree, thawed 1 bottle Maschio Prosecco 3 cans Barritt’s Ginger Beer 12 dashes angostura bitters Directions: Add ingredients directly to a punch bowl with plenty of ice. Stir well to dilute and chill. Add cranberries and f...

Entering the Hot Zone: Hot Cocktails - Bar Business Magazine
05/19/2019
Entering the Hot Zone: Hot Cocktails - Bar Business Magazine

Entering the Hot Zone: Hot Cocktails - Bar Business Magazine

Warm up your customers with beautifully crafted heated cocktails. By Elyse Glickman T he holidays may be over, but warm cocktails should still be on every innovative bar’s cocktail list. Why? Because bartenders constantly need new and unexpected offerings to keep customers coming in—even on the ...

Love that this type of imbibing is here to stay and was not a just a short trend.
05/18/2019
Draught Cocktails: How to Get Started - Bar Business Magazine

Love that this type of imbibing is here to stay and was not a just a short trend.

The first time I watched a cocktail being poured on draught, like a beer, I was in awe; what’s more, I was watching from my seat in a craft cocktail lounge. Draught cocktails are a concept that is fairly new to most people today, even though it has been used for over ten years now …

Tiki Time
05/18/2019
Let's Talk Tiki - Bar Business Magazine

Tiki Time

In case you haven’t noticed, the cocktail industry is thriving and has been on a steady uphill climb year after year. New spirit distilleries continue to pop up across the globe, seasoned and novice bartenders are staying creative, and thanks to social media, sharing ideas and recipes makes it eas...

Count Your Ounces!
05/17/2019
How to: Inventory Management and its Impact on Profits

Count Your Ounces!

If you’re still doing your inventory management manually—or worse, not at all—2019 should be the year you make the resolution to change things. Need a reason to commit? There are a few.

Recipe Time!
05/16/2019
Night’s Watch Campfire - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Time!

Ingredients: 1.5 oz Jameson .5 oz Baileys 1 oz Demerara 1 oz Coco Lopez Method: Add all ingredients in the shaker. Shake vigorously. Pour over rocks and garnish with marshmallows. Roast marshmallows until preferred crispiness. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. Recipe created by Irma’s Head Mixologist...

Everyone Needs A Solid Paloma Recipe
05/16/2019
Camarena Paloma - Bar Business Magazine

Everyone Needs A Solid Paloma Recipe

Ingredients: 2 parts Camarena Silver 4 parts Grapefruit Soda ½ parts Lime Juice Pinch of salt Directions: Add ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice. Stir together to combine. Garnish with lime wheel and sprig of mint. Recipe courtesy of Camarena Tequila.

Cape Frosé - Bar Business Magazine
05/15/2019
Cape Frosé - Bar Business Magazine

Cape Frosé - Bar Business Magazine

Ingredients: 6 oz Cape Mentelle Rosé 1 oz Limoncello 1/2 oz watermelon juice 1/z oz simple syrup 2 fresh strawberries Directions: Combine the ingredients in a blender with one cup of ice and blend until smooth Pour into a large martini coupe Garnish with a mint spring and strawberries for that perf...

Recipe Alert!
05/15/2019
Mexican Negroni - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Alert!

Ingredients: 1 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila 1 oz. Campari 1 oz. Italian Sweet Vermouth Casamigos Mezcal Rinse 1 Large Orange Peel Directions: Combine all ingredients into a glass mixer. Add ice and stir quickly for 30–40 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass that has been rinsed with mezcal and add o...

It is the truth!
05/14/2019
Let's Talk : LOW-ABV - There's more Demand for less Alcohol

It is the truth!

Drinking less may seem like a hollow resolution that many don’t stick with past January 31, but don’t be fooled—the demand for low-ABV and non-alcoholic drinks is growing, and it shows no sign of slowing down.

Seasonal Cocktails : Refresh and Rejuvenate
05/14/2019
Seasonal Cocktails : Refresh and Rejuvenate

Seasonal Cocktails : Refresh and Rejuvenate

The transition from winter to spring is one of the most anticipated times of the year—and with good reason! The ground is coming back to life, parkas are being tucked into closets, patios are opening up, and I don’t know about you, but after the tax season, I could use a drink!

Recipe Time!
05/13/2019
Regatta Kentucky Mule - Bar Business Magazine

Recipe Time!

Ingredients: Regatta Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer 1.5 oz. Kentucky Bourbon 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice Mint sprigs Directions: Mix bourbon and lime juice in a chilled Moscow mule copper mug. Add ice and top with Regatta Ginger Beer. Garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy! Recipe courtesy of Regatta Cra...

Loving It!
05/12/2019
The Horse That Kicked Back - Bar Business Magazine

Loving It!

Ingredients: 2 oz Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey 8 mint leaves 1 oz jalapeño simple syrup 1 mint sprig 2 slices of jalapeño Crushed ice Directions: In a pewter Julep cup, muddle mint leaves with jalapeño simple syrup. Half fill the cup with crushed ice and add Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Stir t...

PowerNap: A napkin dispenser turned charging port - Bar Business Magazine
05/12/2019
PowerNap: A napkin dispenser turned charging port - Bar Business Magazine

PowerNap: A napkin dispenser turned charging port - Bar Business Magazine

Powers Paper, a pioneer in the away-from-home towel and tissue market, is proud to announce the latest innovation in napkin dispensers, PowerNap®. A napkin dispenser turned charging port, PowerNap enables restaurant patrons to charge their phones directly at the table, which helps keep patrons in t...

Cocktail For Every Sunny Day!
05/11/2019
Flight of the Concords - Bar Business Magazine

Cocktail For Every Sunny Day!

Ingredients: 2 oz Mandarin Playa Real Tequila .75 oz Grape jam or Jelly (preferably Concord Grape) .5 oz Lime Juice .25 oz Blue Curacao 2-3 Dashes Tiki Bitters (Optional) Grape Sparkling Soda Directions: Combine all ingredients into shaker, shake, and pour into collins glass. Top with Grape Sparklin...

05/11/2019
SevenRooms and Bookatable Announce Global Partnership - Bar Business Magazine

SevenRooms and Bookatable Announce Global Partnership - Bar Business Magazine

SevenRooms, the all-in-one reservation, seating and guest management platform used by operators in more than 250 cities worldwide, today announced a global partnership with Bookatable by Michelin, Europe’s leading restaurant marketplace with more than 17,500 restaurant customers. This partnership ...

Cenizas Quedan Recipe - Bar Business Magazine
05/10/2019
Cenizas Quedan Recipe - Bar Business Magazine

Cenizas Quedan Recipe - Bar Business Magazine

Ingredients: 1¼ parts Montelobos Espadín ¾ part Ancho Reyes ½ part Cinnamon Syrup ½ part fresh Lime Juice 1 part Jicama Juice Directions: Combine all ingredients and shake well. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with cinnamon dusted jicama slice. Recipe courtesy of Montelobos Es...

The best equipment helps drives the best business
05/10/2019
Bar Equipment That Makes a Difference - Bar Business Magazine

The best equipment helps drives the best business

Streamlined efficiencies. Cost-effective measures. New revenue streams. In today’s bar industry, owners and operators are pulling out all the stops when it comes to equipment—eager to find ways to stay ahead of the game and make their job easier. We took a look at three different types of equipm...

Killer Recipe
05/09/2019
Tepa Highball - Bar Business Magazine

Killer Recipe

Ingredients: 1½ parts Milagro Silver 2 parts Tepache ¼ part Agave Nectar ¼ part Yuzu Juice Topo Chico Directions: Build in a highball or Collins glass and top with three “spears” arranged to look like an agave plant. Recipe courtesy of Milagro Tequila

Beyond the Basics of Barrel Aging - Bar Business Magazine
05/09/2019
Beyond the Basics of Barrel Aging - Bar Business Magazine

Beyond the Basics of Barrel Aging - Bar Business Magazine

When does a marketing strategy with visual appeal transcend into something lasting? When the resulting product ends up being better than the sum of its parts. And this is true of barrel-aged cocktails. Or, as Doug Chippewa, Senior Beverage Manager for all Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Restaurants, puts....

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