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Crowd Control - Are You Losing Money?

Crowd Control – Are You Losing Money?

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 For Your Bar or Nightclub

Inventory Control For Your Bar or Nightclub

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 […]

Music Royalties

Music Royalties

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 […]

A Management Tip or Two

A Management Tip or Two

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 […]

Bar Entertainment

Bar Entertainment

Bar Entertainment is a necessity for some bars and all night clubs. For others, they don’t want it, or are too small of a place to have DJ and bands. This page is for those of you who wish to go the entertainment route. Bar entertainment, especially in a night club setting can be extremely […]

Customer Service

Customer Service

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. […]

Nightclub/Bar Management Guide

Nightclub/Bar Management Guide

Computerized Nightclub and Bar POS System

Computerized Nightclub and Bar POS System

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…

Bar Cash Register

Nightclub and Bar Cash Register Basics

Beyond the simple placement of your point-of-sale, there are also a number of steps you can take to improve efficiency with your bar cash register. For example, just like a cashier register at most restaurants, most registers these days—even if they are not fully optimized with the full gamut of cutting edge options of a top-level PoS system—will have memory functions that allow you to program certain keys for certain high frequency items—so that you only need one touch to ring them up.

If you are a basic bar that sells a few different kinds of beer, having that easy to use method will save you and your employees quite a bit of time in the long run.

Daily Operations

Pub Management Tips

Pub Management Tips Good pub management is the key to creating a successful drinking establishment. This isn’t just about the big decisions in your bar but about all the little decisions and actions you take every day to make sure your bar operates successfully. All the little decisions are the key to how to run […]