Being at the Top of the Bartending Game - Überbartools™

Being at the top of the bartending game means - train train train!

May 23, 2018

Uberbartools bartender staff training blog

The explosion of hipster bars and craft cocktails in recent years has transformed the cocktail industry from fanciful drinks with funny names to a serious drinking experience.

And cocktail making has become a fascination, a passion and, for many, a pretty serious obsession. As a result, bartending is no longer a stopgap job, or a university rent subsidiser, it's a profession.

Bartenders are the industry professionals and it is essential they’re at the top of their game. They must be absolute experts in their arena – it’s vital they are not only highly skilled but highly trained.

“Bartending can open up doors to ownership, to ambassadoring for a brand, for travel across the globe. And that means that training is more important than ever — for the guest experience, sure, but also for your own career,” says the Australian Bartender.

Bartender Training Makes Business Sense

Uberbartools bartender training makes business sense

What’s more, it’s good for business too. Your bartenders will make or break your customer’s experience of your bar. And bartenders who give great service, because they are confident in what they do and enjoy their job, will definitely make your bar a better place to be.

As A Bar Above puts it; “Happy and knowledgeable staff are one of the best forms of advertising a bar can have”

But it’s more than just that, training goes hand-in-hand with being happy and knowledgeable. Constant training means bar staff are more skilled and more likely to create a cocktail experience with consistency, accuracy, precision and flair.

Train Staff to Save Money

Save money with in-house bar staff training from Uberbartools

We often talk about the importance of accuracy for consistency in customer service, but we also know that pouring accuracy has a big affect on costs.

Liquor wastage has a huge impact on a bar’s profitability – we’ve spent a lot of time researching this and we know the signs of a bar that is losing money due to liquor wastageOf course every bar experiences some liquor loss, but there are ways to reduce it, including of course, staff training.

There is certainly a real science to pouring drinks properly  - the timing and physics of pouring a shot, the speed of different liquids and affect of other materials on that pour - and understanding that science means the difference between an average bartender and an expert in your industry.

Training Plus Tools Equals Top Bartenders

Better yet, train your staff to be expert pourers AND provide them with the tools they need to achieve said expert pour (like accurate jiggers and efficient speed-pourers!) and you're on to a winning combination.

Uberbartools accurate jiggers and efficient speed pourers for bartenders

At Uber we really care about accuracy, efficiency and precision. Not only do we believe that the right tools can create these three fundamental aspects of a well-run, profitable bar, but we also believe that your staff should be well equipped enough with knowledge and skills to create them too.

We offer in-house training at your bar – meaning you can relax, get the staff in and have a bit of fun while learning some vitally important tools of the trade.

Most bars are losing money on liquor wastage, and much of it is down to accuracy – tools and training will wipe that out, and we're here to help!

Contact us to find out more about Uber training options.

Also in News

Thingamajigs jiggers and measuring for cocktails
Baking, Physics and Thingamajigs: Why Measuring is a Must

May 18, 2021

For bakers, measuring is imperative when it comes to baking the perfect cake. And the requirements for a bartender to make a top-notch cocktail are just the same. Read our blog to find out why measuring is a must.

View full article →

Bartender Speed & Efficiency | Überbartools™
Bartender Speed & Efficiency

June 07, 2020

Speed is what the customer sees, whereas efficiency is what the bar owner measures in dollars. Efficiency is a behind the scenes measure of doing things in the easiest cost-effective manner, resulting in a more enjoyable working environment for bartenders so they can serve more customers at a high level of quality.

View full article →

Cutting Costs, Saving Money & ROI
Cutting Costs, Saving Money & ROI

May 28, 2020

Whilst cost cutting is a strategy which produces an outcome(s), does it longer term produce sustainable ROI (return on investment)?

Usually ROI should be measured by the costs of “doing something” versus  the “value” delivered.

When implementing a cost cutting program, it’s so important to conduct a 360 degree examination of impacts and consequences before implementation is considered.


View full article →