Backbar Academy

Your complete resource for alcoholic beverage professionals. Resources, templates, guides, checklists and articles to help you provide better beverage service.

Bar Inventory

Learn tips and tricks to make doing bar inventory easier and faster.

Keeping your inventory levels low without compromising on service is a tricky balance. How do you make sure you..

Imagine that your bar's liquor inventory is perfectly managed:Your shelves are clear of overstocked liquor bottles..

If you're a new bar manager, you might be feeling overwhelmed with all the new responsibilities, so we're going to..

"I'm sorry we are out of that."  There is nothing worse than going to a bar and they are out of what you wanted.  Do..

Bartender Training

Become a better, more efficient bartender and make more money.

Bar and restaurant managers typically work 50-60 hour work weeks. Managers are sleep deprived, stretched impossibly..

Like any craft, bartending requires certain tools to do the job right. There are plenty of cool gadgets and delicate..

Since the mid-2000s, life has changed for bartenders. The cocktail revival kicked off in the mid aughts wasn't a..

Liquor Cost

Find ways to cut liquor costs, control pour costs and better measure your beverage program.

Maybe the first time you learned about shrinkage was from that episode of Seinfeld, but today we're going to be..

Do your liquor costs keep creeping up and you don't know where the additional costs are coming from?  Chances are..

"Come on in!  The price (can be) right!"  Customers don't want to come to your bar thinking they're playing The..

Who knew running a successful bar and restaurant would require so much math?

Restaurant Management

Understanding beverage financials, metrics and operations for restaurant and bar management.

We won't sugarcoat it for you. Being a restaurant manager is like having 8 jobs in one.

The hiring process is a dreaded one for bar and restaurant owners. The hospitality industry experiences more..

Given the strict capacity limitations during COVID-19, it's not feasible to reopen your restaurant or bar with a..

Wine Knowledge

Tips and resources for restaurant waitstaff, servers and bartenders to improve wine knowledge.

2020 is coming. It's a year that doesn't quite sound real. 2020 sounds more like an abstract year used in sci-fi..

We talk to dozens of restaurants every day and they often tell us one of their top challenges is training their wait..

Who hasn't had sushi? Well, maybe a few of you. But the Japanese food has become extremely popular in the U.S. as..

One of the fastest growing careers in restaurants and hospitality is the sommelier track. In the past few years the..

State Liquor Control Guides

Comprehensive guides by state with information on licensing, control, liquor laws, training requirements, inspections and more.

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