Bar Inventory

The 5 Areas of Restaurant Management Mastery

About a year after bartending at a bar and nightclub in San Francisco (15 years ago now), a terrible mistake was made and I was offered the position of bar manager. The position opened up when our recently fired bar manager, Kevin, felt that guiding cocaine into his nostrils was more important than guiding the …

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How to Count Your Bar Inventory in 6 Simple Steps

BAR INVENTORY SIMPLIFIED If you’ve come here in order to learn how to count stuff properly, you’re in the right place. In this article I’m going to give you the simple 6-step process you need in order to count and master your weekly and monthly bar inventory like a pro, including how to easily figure …

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7 Steps to Lowering Your Bar & Food Costs NOW!

THE COST PERCENTAGE MYTH If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how to lower their bar and food cost percentage, I could have purchased my bourbon Slushee machine by now, but since nobody gives me nickels for such questions, I’ll have to be content with making my own Basil Hayden Slurpees …

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Bar Management Tips – Bar Profits Through Glassware

I can sense your skepticism right through the computer screen: “Glassware? Really? Glassware is going to increase my bar profits? Come on!” Hang on to your caboose there, my friends. I know that very few bar owners and managers put much thought into their glassware beyond how cool it looks, but you’d better start, because I …

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Bar Management Tips [Conformity is Contagious]

   Let’s get something out of the way right now:  Bar owners and managers suck! I mean, not you of course. I’m sure you’re awesome. But all the other ones suck. That might sound mean and nasty, but Christ, have you taken time to witness some of the blatant apathy and negligence that goes on …

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Bar Patrol Inventory App Adds Automatic Ordering & Invoicing

It’s here! It’s here! The new automatic ordering cart and invoicing system for Bar Patrol Inventory App is here! Sorry, but around here we’re a little excited about it. Bar Patrol has always had the ability to run a purchase order that tells you how much to order based on your par levels, but you …

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The 5 Best Bar Inventory Apps of 2019

A Closer Look at the Best Bar Inventory Apps of 2019 Here we take an in-depth look at the top 5 bar and liquor inventory apps for managing your bar inventory, including:  features, functionality, reporting and pricing. Ok, full disclosure: you are reading this on a bar inventory management website, where we are a bit …

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How to Finally Take Your Bar Inventory by the Horns

It’s time, don’t you think? To FINALLY step into the 21st century and stop taking inventory like a caveman scribbling inventory counts with a pen and paper? I mean, that’s what the New Year is for, isn’t it? Setting goals and seizing new opportunities that propel your life and business to new heights. Or perhaps you don’t …

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11 Ways to Make Your Restaurant Fail…FAST!

If you’ve been dreaming ever since you were a child about how you could make a restaurant fail quickly, and you’re ready to walk the walk and take some serious action to make your dream a reality, I’m here for you. Here are 11 highly-effective and powerful tactics that will help you drive your restaurant business into the ground faster …

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What We Can Learn From Chain Restaurants…

“Pffft…Corporate restaurants” (imagine my best scoffing declaration of disgust)! You want to know how to suck the soul from a perfectly good restaurant and bludgeon its culture to bloody oblivion? Turn it over to a corporation and watch its livelihood being sucked from it like a vampire draining his victim until he/she is pale and bloodless. Ok, sorry, …

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How to Determine Pricing For Your Liquor, Beer & Wine

How to Determine Pricing For Your Liquor, Beer & Wine Let’s be clear about something right from the get-go: determining pricing for your beer, liquor and wine is not to be taken lightly.  When it comes to bar and restaurant management, it still amazes me how often I come across bar owners and managers—supposed leaders—who …

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10 Insanely Effective Ways to Increase Your Bar Profits

Before we dive into these powerfully effective methods to help skyrocket your monthly bar profits, I want to clarify the difference between “cost control” and “frugality”, to the point that quality suffers. Sending out a Cosmo to a table with a shriveled lime, crusty from age and dehydration, because you want to save 3 cents is …

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