how to run a bar

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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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

It still amazes me how often I come across bar owners and managers—supposed leaders who are running a major brick & mortar business in the heart of their community—who treat their business as they would an outdoor cat they kept as a pet: Absentmindedly. Casually. Something to be fed once per day, with a quick pat on the head …

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Restaurant Unstoppable: Succeed by Raising Standards With Dave Allred

January 9, 2018 |Dave Allred, Bar Patrol Last week I had the privilege of being interviewed by Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable, the #1 podcast in the restaurant industry. Eric is a monster when it comes to helping bar & restaurant owners succeed. I’m very impressed by what he’s done. My podcast interview was #423, …

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How One Beverage Director is Costing a National Chain Restaurant Millions

January 5, 2018 |Dave Allred When I started out with Bar Patrol locally here in the San Francisco Bay Area implementing bar inventory and alcohol control systems, I had the privilege of working with quite a few corporate restaurant chains, helping them pinpoint their losses in order to lower their pour cost and variance percentages. …

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Why Your Bar or Restaurant Will Fail Without This One Factor

November 17, 2017 |Dave Allred I do my best from day-to-day to offer advice, information and resources to help bar owners and managers succeed at a top level. In fact, there is an ocean of knowledge out there that is helpful, some better than others. But here’s what you need to know about running a bar …

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