The Science Behind Liquor Prices: Trends, Tactics, and Technology

How to Properly Price Liquor
Pricing drinks properly is one of the hardest tasks for bar or restaurant owners to get right. When set too high, liquor prices can decrease orders, but when set too low, prices can depress revenue.

Bar & Restaurant Decor Ideas for the Holidays

Photo for blog post about holiday bar & restaurant decor
Nothing says holiday spirit quite like a well-decorated establishment. But with so much to do around the holidays, it’s understandable that Insta-worthy decor falls by the wayside. Here are our top restaurant decor ideas to

How Digital Displays and Social Media Improve Customer Experience

How Digital Displays and Social Media Improve Bar Customer Experience
Digital displays are becoming more and more common in bars, tasting rooms, and just about anywhere that serves alcohol. They provide a lot of benefits over a chalkboard; quicker menu updates, easier to read in

The Proper Way to Take Inventory: Why You’ve Been Doing it Wrong

Counting Inventory Correctly
One of the toughest challenges to running a bar/restaurant has always been inventory. If you are not careful, your sales can fail to match your inventory purchases and you could fall in the negative. What

5 Cost-Saving Tips That Will Make Your Inventory Management Less Painful [WEBINAR]

Beverage Inventory Management
Inventory is never a fun task for any business owner, and the good news is it is slowly becoming a science. Struggling with a clipboard in a musty storage room is a thing of the

Beverage Balance: How to Offer Something for Everyone

Balanced Beer List
As a business owner, it’s important that you offer something for every customer. Having a good beverage balance in your bar is about maximizing your beer styles and creating a beverage list that appeals to

Bar Tools Designed for Craft Beverages

Bar Tools
The world of craft beverages is rapidly expanding, and thus the tools we use to develop such fine beers and cocktails, can vary greatly. As a bar/restaurant owner, there is a ton of traditional tackle,

The Need for a Positive Bar Atmosphere

A positive attitude from the top-down is a major factor in the success of any bar. That is to say, you need to radiate the kind of behavior you want to see in your pub.

Are You Realizing The Full Potential Of Your Bar Staff?

Owning a bar can be tremendously rewarding – regular customers, being a community fixture and just having fun. Exhausting might be another way to describe it and not only from the physical drain of long

Summer Done Right at Your Bar in 3 Steps

  With summer upon us, it’s critical as a bar owner that you are on your A-game. The weather is warm, people are taking vacation and everyone is looking for a good time. You need

Debunking Common Myths About Beer

Anything that has a history as rich and lengthy as beer, is bound to have several myths and misconceptions attached to it. As a bar owner,  knowing the truth behind these tales will not only

Is Email Marketing Relevant For Your Bar?

With technology moving more rapidly every day, it can be difficult to not get caught up in the next big marketing thing. Should my bar be using Snapchat? Is an email list worth using? There’s

Most Americans Live Within 10 Miles of a Brewery

In a recent interview with Kate Rogers from CNBC on the Nightly Business Report, TapHunter CEO Melani Gordon expanded on the craft beer movement, and the importance of local and high quality products. “Many Americans

Why Your Bar Needs A Content Calendar

First of all, what does “content” mean? It’s a broad term that gets thrown around by “experts” such that it seems a Holy Grail needed to bring your bar marketing new levels of success.  Content

How to Handle an Intoxicated Patron

Dealing with an intoxicated patron is an unfortunate, but important, job for most bar owners. Given the sensitive nature of these situations, it never hurts to brush up on best practices for handling a difficult