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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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The Top 5 Bar & Liquor Inventory Apps

  Here is a list the top 5 bar & liquor inventory apps on the market right now (yes, “best” is a subjective term, but having taken more than 5,000 inventories, we have used a lot of them and these are all quality inventory systems and the major players in the field). Each of these has been assessed …

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Liquor Inventory: How Much Over-Pouring is ACTUALLY Costing Your Bar

Why do bar owners ignore and neglect their business? It’s like when a child is being tormented and pummeled by a school-yard bully and instead of taking the necessary steps to stop it and rectify the situation, the parents just sort of shrug and say, “You know how it is, boys will be boys.”  No, …

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Bar Inventory – How to Spot Check Your Bartenders in 10 Minutes Flat

January 16, 2018 |Dave Allred, Bar Patrol We all know that bar and liquor inventory is a pain in the ass, but the great news is that you don’t need to take full inventories to find out what’s going on behind the bar.  In this video, I’m going to show you how we use Bar …

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How Often Should You Take Bar Inventory?

December 21, 2017 |Dave Allred, Bar Patrol So you’ve finally decided to get serious about your bar and liquor inventory, and you’re already to go. You’ve got your trusty scale and bar inventory app (or God forbid, your clipboard and inventory counting sheets that you’re still using) and you’re ready to count. The question now is, …

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The REAL Reason Over-Pouring is Crippling Your Bar Profits

December 18, 2017 |Dave Allred Seems obvious, right? Over-pouring is bad. “Well, no shit, Dave. My cat could have told you that.” Fair enough, but do you know WHY it’s so bad? And do you know HOW bad? Let’s break it down. On a basic level, bartender over-pours means giving away your products, which is …

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5 Reasons to Quit Your Bar Manager Job to Become a Bar Auditor

December 13, 2017 |Dave Allred For those of you unaware of my journey, I’m not going to bore you with the details at this time, but just know that years ago I was extremely unhappy with my job as a bar manager. My wife and kids were gone at school and work during the day and …

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How to Take Your Bar Inventory – The Right Way!

November 6, 2017 |Dave Allred  For starters, if you have just Googled “How to take a bar inventory” I’m going to assume you are dwelling somewhere in the neighborhood of beginner to moderate bar management skills and knowledge. And that’s ok. I’m not insulting you. Not at all. Everyone has to start somewhere and the …

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How to Increase Your Bar Profits $67,875 per Year

October 30, 2017 |Dave Allred This past Friday I had the pleasure of being on Nick Fosberg’s “Bar & Restaurant Breakthroughs”podcast. We have become friends recently and will be working together on future projects, including a bar owner/manager Facebook Group where owners and managers can come to ask questions and learn more about running a better …

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