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An interview show about how bartenders handle problems

An interview show about how bartenders handle problems
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An interview show about how bartenders handle problems






Episode 4.5: What have we learned so far? Counterfeits, injuries, violence, cutting people off

Hey folks! I thought I'd try something new for this episode. I got some feedback and I decided to start doing shorter summery style episodes every few episodes. There is a ton of information in the interviews and it's hard to remember everything, so I'll lay out the key points in these recap episodes to make it easier to remember. We learn better through repetition anyway. Maybe I'll turn all of this into a book or training seminar someday. We'll see where it goes. You're 86 is always...


Episode 4: You’ve had enough for tonight- With Andrew Meltzer

I've always found it ironic that our business is to sell people alcohol, but we also have to make sure they don't get too drunk. We want them to buy more so we make more money, but we can't sell them too much because it causes problems—The worst being that they will kill themselves or someone else. The drunker they get, the more childish they become, and have you ever tried to tell a child they can't have more of something they want? It doesn't go well. At least children are tiny and tire...


Episode 3: Living with rape and violence at the bar – With Nate Olson

The idea behind pretty much every bar is essentially the same: Create an enjoyable environment for people to come have drinks or food. This is our business. Maybe some bars don't play the music you like, some bars don't serve the food you like, some bars don't play the sports games you like, it's impossible to please everyone all the time, of course, but the idea is still pretty much the same. Unfortunately, sometimes guests have a different idea of what the bar is supposed to be. Some...


Episode 2: Ouch! Bar injuries and how to fix them, With Julie Kunz and Andrew Campbell

Bars can be dangerous places, especially for those of us who work behind them. Cuts and scrapes, burns, slips and falls are all quite common injuries, and sometimes bartenders suffer even weirder injuries like bar spoon puncture wounds.


Episode 1: I Want to speak to the manager! With James Butler

There are few phrases I want to hear less than, "I want to speak to the manager!" In this episode, I got to sit down with my long-time friend and colleague James Butler, and talk with him about the challenges he has faced as a manager in the bar and restaurant industry here in San Francisco.


Episode 0: Welcome! Plus the dos and don’ts of counterfeit money

Hey, Episode 0 is finally here! Thanks so much for tuning in and checking us out! Normally I will interview a different bartender every week, but in this episode I'm just at home hanging out with my dog (see photo), and I wanted to briefly introduced myself and the show, and share a story about how I poorly handled a situation with counterfeit currency. You can find Episode 0 in the player below or you can subscribe to the You’re 86 Podcast on this page or wherever podcasts are found. Since...