Dave "TheRealBarman" Allred Founder of Bar Patrol From: Martinez, CA

Hello, I'm Dave Allred, founder and CEO of Bar Patrol. I'm also a father, a husband, an author, blogger, YouTube creator, Duke basketball nut and reluctant cat owner.

Since I started Bar Patrol in 2012, I have personally taken more than 10,000 inventories, using Bar Patrol App to help dozens of bars throughout the San Francisco Bay Area save tens-of-thousands of dollars per year, all the way from the small dive bar to corporate giants like P.F. Chang's and Outback Steakhouse.

I'm proud to say that we are now in all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world helping owners and managers just like you do the same.

Random Facts About Me

  • I've been in the bar/restaurant industry for more than 3 decades
  • I am also founder/CEO of our sister company, Order Patrol, a free online ordering platform for restaurants.
  • I love bourbon.
  • My greatest (work-related) passion is helping owners & managers successfully grow and systemize their business
  • I am naturally an introvert, so if you're talking with me and I suddenly pretend someone is calling me and run away, you'll know that I just need some "me time".
  • I was a starting shooting guard at Chico State University where I launched a horrendous amount of 3-pointers at the basket, and even made a few.
  • My dirty little secret is that I love Jason Bourne and often fantasize about being him because of his ability to escape CIA agents by walk-running from place to place, and because of he can beat up and kill other top assassins with a ballpoint pen and a rolled-up magazine (my real fantasy is to take down evil oil companies and bankers, but fantasizing makes me sleepy, so I usually just take a nap).

Other Skill Sets

Podcasts I've Somehow Snuck On To

Bar & Restaurant Breakthroughs

Restaurant Unstoppable

Restaurant Rockstars

Books I've Written

Who we are... (Our Manifesto)

We are industry people, just like you.

We are real.

We are sincere.

We put people ahead of profit.

And like you, we are drawn to provide an experience that matters to the people we serve.

An experience that makes a difference in people’s lives.

Like you, we believe that the customer isn’t there to serve us.

We serve FIRST.

That is our mission.

It’s a simple win-win dynamic.

  1. Serve first
  2. Make a living as a result

This dynamic means you are absolutely aligned with the desires and needs of your customers — which is the ONLY way to do business.

We respect our competitors but we are different.

Most corporations are about being the biggest.

That’s not us.

We help the independent restaurant owner.

The mom and pop. 

The entrepreneur at heart.

The solopreneur.

We don’t seek big. We seek better.

Better software. Better support. Better experience.

Borrowing from Steve Jobs’ philosophy, we seek to make a small dent in the bar/restaurant universe.

A dent motivated by inspiring and creating an impact for the few, instead of the masses.

We help the small guy and gal.

And we help corporate giants.

But mostly, we help individuals who also want to make a dent.

To systemize their business.

To level up the f*%# up and kick more ass.

Sorry if that offends (I warned you we were real) 


To make a change.

To make things happen.

To be different.

Spend less time drowning in menial tasks and more time with your guests.

Systemize your business, and spend more time doing what you love.

If this resonates with you, stick around.

We’ll help you kick more ass.

We are industry people who serve other industry people just like you.

And we are excited to be a big part of your success.


Dave Allred

Just a Few of Our Awesome Clients

That’s me looking spontaneously important while doing a bartender/bar manager training in Danville, CA.

Tell Me Your Story

I’m not just some guy behind a screen. I’m real (you can poke me if you want).

Send me a message and tell me your story, your pain, your struggles and your triumphs. We’re all in this crazy bar and restaurant industry together. Let’s help each other figure it out.

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