I know what you’re thinking. Crowd control, what a nice problem to have. Well, you’re half right. You can always tell an amateur in this business by the huge crowd they have in their nightclub. I know, you are saying to yourself, that is the sign of a pro, right? Not at all. Let me […]
Inventory control in the bar and night club business in the most imperative skills to learn and adhere to. Bartender theft, along with other theft by staff in bars and night clubs can ruin you! Is taking inventory a pain in the ass? Yes! Does it take time out of your day? You betcha! Is […]
A.S.C.A.P. is one of the largest licensing agency that represents music artists, and is responsible for collecting music royalties from you. The other agency is called B.M.I. These people will charge you an annual licensing fee to enable you to play recorded or live music in your night club. The price they charge you is […]
I decided to write and offer a management tip or two today. so many times I don’t even think about things that are second nature to me, and I don’t write about them. In this business, climbing to the top into a management role or inadvertently falling into one, makes no difference. Sometimes things happen […]
Customer service is a term that many people believe they understand. It’s a no brainier, right? Think again. As we are primarily speaking about the service/hospitality industry, most people think it’s just about getting waited on timely and not having to wait too long for your food or drink. That’s not the half of it. […]
In the bar business—especially if you have a dive bar or a hole-in-wall Tiki bar—we have a Romantic liking of old-fashioned bar cash registers and other aspects of the traditional bar. After all, many of us got into this business to avoid sitting in front of computers.
The computer age has caught up to us, however, and we can no longer afford to avoid it any more. Everything from DJ software to nightclub lighting is now run on software. Especially if you have a larger bar or nightclub, you should really consider getting a bar or nightclub POS system. Here are some of the advantages of this kind of system…
The best candidates for pub managers are often those workers who have worked at your establishment in some other capacity for a fairly long time, since these are the workers who already know how your establishment works and the ones who you are most likely to trust with the handover of the pub responsibilities.
Even if the new manager is a bartender who has been with you since the beginning and handles the bartender training, however, you will want to make sure that you take her through a full pub management training process. Learning a new role can be difficult even for a mainstay of your organization.
For many of us in the bar business, bar bookkeeping is perhaps the most difficult part of the daily maintenance of our facilities. When we dreamed of opening a bar, few of us pictured sitting with a calculator balancing the books at 2:30 AM, tired and smelling of spilled beer and sweat. Yet bar bookkeeping is a fundamental skill necessary for the success of your bar business and at the core of effective bar management.
Nightclub advertising is a necessity and it goes hand and hand with your promotional events. Once you have set up great events like a Ladies Night Wednesdays, Gay Tuesdays or a Student Mondays and divided up your calendar so that each night that you are open you have a different branded event in mind, then it is time to set up your nightclub advertising to make sure that your target audiences know about your events. A club promotion party is only as successful as your nightclub advertising allows it to be.
For a lot of places, nightclub promotion begins with club promoters. That’s right, in the plural. Often a high-end club will use multiple club promoters to keep their joint as hot as possible. This kind of night club promoting is especially critical for any place that has been around a while but that still wants to give off an air of exclusiveness. Hyper-cool nightclubs have a doubly tricky problem: they want to seem as if they are above it all, but they still need clients to show up and get judged by their picky door.