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 recently wrote about Bar Inventory Accounting and while that post and many others in our Backbar Academy discuss..

For most restaurant and bar owners and managers, the enjoyable part of the job revolves around delighting customers..

Doing regular inventory of your bar is critical to running a successful beverage operation. And there are many ways..


Taking bar inventory can be time consuming and frustrating. It’s a lot of work to count hundreds of bottles, move..

Bartender Training

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

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..

We know that normally, business owners have enough questions of their own and aren’t looking to add any more to..

A consistent flow of new beers, breweries, and bars are feeding the beer loving public each day. If you're at a bar..

Liquor Cost

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

Ah, the sacred wine by the glass list... In many restaurants the glass list is responsible for up to 75% of all wine..

Everywhere we look, it seems like a new, high-level cocktail program is being offered at bars both new and old. More..

Pricing drinks can be a tricky part of the bar business, but it doesn’t have to be. Pricing your drinks properly..

A well run bar should have an alcohol cost between 18-20% of sales. It's the golden range for bar managers and..

Restaurant Management

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

If you're a restaurant manager looking for bigger opportunities, ora non-management level restaurant employee..

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People don’t go to restaurants just for the food. They go for the experience of having a relaxing time while having..

Losing a restaurant manager can be really devastating. It can upend employee relationships, diminish a positive work..

Wine Knowledge

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

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..

With 2019 in full effect lets take a look at some of the biggest wine trends that are going to take the industry by..

State Liquor Control Guides

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

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