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.

"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..

Inventory can be one of the most costly things when it comes to running a bar or restaurant so analyzing your data..

At Backbar we know that taking liquor inventory can be a headache, so we created a free bar inventory app to help..

At Backbar we know purchasing liquor from your vendors takes time and various communication platforms.  So we made..

Bartender Training

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

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

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

Running a successful bar relies on a team of people that must all be in sync and aware of their duties and..

Liquor Cost

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

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

There are many costs that go into running a restaurant and while some are not controllable, others are, and taking..

Does the thought of sitting down and creating a purchasing budget stress you out to the point that you find..

One of the most important elements of running a successful bar is to control and maintain a low liquor cost. 

Restaurant Management

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

As we wrap up 2019 we take a look at the Eater Awards of the year in some of the hottest cities in the U.S.

Broken refrigerator, money out.  Rent and utilities, money out.  Spending money on marketing to get people in the..

Senate proposes legislation for shutdowns, and an underrated wine country outsells French wine in the U.S.


McDonald's faces violence from customers, tips to increase holidays sales, and a romaine recall hits again. 

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.

Featured States

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