Wow! it’s been a long and crazy year. So much has happened here at You’re 86, and here we are almost into the 20s again! Fortunately we don’t have prohibition this time around. We’ve covered a lot on the show this year and I wanted to give you my 2019 top 10 tips for bartenders.
These are my favorite bits of knowledge from all of the interviews this past year. They are things that have definitely helped me, and I hope they help you too. Listen to the episode in the player or wherever podcasts are found. Be sure to share with your friends in the industry too. Read on after the break for the list of my top 10 tips for bartenders.
2019 top 10 tips for bartenders
1 – From Episode 0: One of the easiest ways to spot a counterfeit bill is by looking for the vertical security thread. All US currency notes of denominations of $5 or higher, printed after the early 90s will have this thread. You’ll spot it easily when you hold the bill up to light. I recommend using the light of your POS screen to discreetly check out the bill.
2 – From Episode 2: Nurse Andrew Campbell advised, when you cut yourself, rinse the cut with water and apply pressure with clean gauze. If necessary, wash the area around the cut with soap and water. Putting soap, rubbing alcohol or anything else in the cut itself can actually cause more damage.
3 – From Episode 4: Beverage Director Andrew Meltzer recommended, when you have to cut someone off, plan ahead, be clear and offer alternatives. Use it as an opportunity to provide further hospitality.