Growing Business by hiring Guest Bartenders
Guest bartending is rapidly becoming one of the most popular ways for aspiring bartenders to get their name out and build credibility in the elusive and credential-critiquing NYC bar scene. As guest bartending nights grow in popularity, both participants and bar owners are rejoicing in the opportunity to improve and expand business. Started in 2002 by citybartenders.com, there are now tons of ways for amateur barkeeps to show off their skills and prove their worth at mixing creative cocktails. With the right skills, speed, and circle of friends, itâ€™s also a great lead-in to securing a full-time spot behind the bar.
Guest bartenders add a great element to the bar and lounge scene in NYC by bringing a fresh, fun, and energetic crowd to an otherwise same-old scene. People love seeing their friends behind the bar, and get an automatic boost of energy to socialize and spend â€“ it adds up to a great deal for the bar and an even better for the guest bartender thatâ€™s working solely off tips. If youâ€™re a bar owner looking to bring in some fresh faces and build a loyal following, consider advertising for some guest bartending nights. Not only will it save costs on hiring a regular bartender to manage the shop, but itâ€™s a great way to get new guests to visit your venue and come back often. It also gets your bar / lounge / club name out as a customer-friendly place that gives new-comers a chance to shineâ€¦.and building loyalty is never a bad thing.
If youâ€™re a bartender trying to break your way in, guest bartending nights can be your ticket to the big time. All it takes is a little persistence, a lot of mixing, and a sprinkling of social networking to get a huge crowd to come see your skills, and prove your bartending-worth. Guest bartenders arenâ€™t always making huge money, but theyâ€™re in it to win it â€“ meaning they give it their all and have fun flipping cups to keep customers happy and keep the good times going.
For those looking to guest bartend and turn it into more than a one-night gig, realize that itâ€™s not all fun and fantastic cocktails. Being professional, honest, and hard-working goes a long way in proving to the bar owner or manager that youâ€™re in it for the long haul. If you can make the drinks quickly and ring customers at a fast pace you may just land yourself a full time job.