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.

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..

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

Bartender Training

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

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..

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

Liquor Cost

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

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?

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

Restaurant Management

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

These are trying times for restaurants. With so much uncertainty surrounding the length of quarantine,..

For bars and restaurants to survive they need to focus on cashflow. Here are 10 important recommendations and..

The largest wine spill in over 20 years spilled 96,000 gallons of wine and the famous Spotted Pig restaurant has..

Equipment will breakdown in a restaurant; it is a nearly unavoidable fact. However, implementing maintenance..

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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