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The Cocktail Dive Podcast is hosted by Anthony D'Agostino & Nick Calabro. Anthony owns and operates two of NJ's premier Cocktail Dive Bars, The Boiler Room & The Pour House in West Orange. Nick assists in the operations of the bars along with managing its marketing. The show dives into topics like bartending, opening and operating your own bar or restaurant, and the Inside Hospitality management style that is the core of their businesses.

The Cocktail Dive Podcast is hosted by Anthony D'Agostino & Nick Calabro. Anthony owns and operates two of NJ's premier Cocktail Dive Bars, The Boiler Room & The Pour House in West Orange. Nick assists in the operations of the bars along with managing its marketing. The show dives into topics like bartending, opening and operating your own bar or restaurant, and the Inside Hospitality management style that is the core of their businesses.
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The Cocktail Dive Podcast is hosted by Anthony D'Agostino & Nick Calabro. Anthony owns and operates two of NJ's premier Cocktail Dive Bars, The Boiler Room & The Pour House in West Orange. Nick assists in the operations of the bars along with managing its marketing. The show dives into topics like bartending, opening and operating your own bar or restaurant, and the Inside Hospitality management style that is the core of their businesses.

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English


Episodes

Episode #7: We Like to Call it.. Shit Show Karaoke

4/4/2019
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Today we have our usual conversations but got to chat with our karaoke host, Patti. She shared her story and her view of Saturday nights. Thanks for tuning in! www.cocktaildive.com

Duration:00:37:32

Episode #6: Handling Intense Bar Situations

3/21/2019
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Welcome! Today we talked about handling intense bar situations, the spring menu, and of course shared some stories. Shoutout to Maddy and her friends! Thanks for always coming in and lighting up the bar. Wanna reach out to us? cocktaildive@gmail.com www.cocktaildive.com

Duration:00:50:28

Episode #5: New Gin, New Menus, New Cocktails, Oh My!

3/19/2019
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Besides getting too excited over the fresh mozzzarelllllaa, today we talked about new liquors, creating new menus for the summer, and St.Pattys day. As always, thanks for tuning in! www.cocktaildive.com

Duration:00:37:53

Episode #4: The Bar Esthetic and Banana Cocktails

3/14/2019
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Hello! Today we are talking about Mardi Gras, what it is like partying with family, travelers feeling at home, and using the word banana one too many times. As always thank you for listening! wanna chat with us? Email us at cocktaildive@gmail.com www.cocktaildive.com

Duration:00:41:46

Episode #3: New To Bartending? So is Sarah

3/11/2019
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Today we have Sarah with us sharing what its like to be a new bartender with no prior experience behind a bar, and how she came to find herself through the process. As always, thanks for tuning in! www.cocktaildive.com

Duration:00:31:37

Episode #2: Anthony's Timeline

2/28/2019
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Hello everyone! In this episode we talk about where Anthony first started out and when his love for the bar business became a reality. As always, thank you for tuning in!

Duration:00:43:35

Season Two: Episode #1 Importance of Customer Safety & The "Dress Code"

2/21/2019
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Hello everyone! Welcome to the first official episode for season 2. In this episode we talk about keeping patrons safe, the "dress code" Anthony chooses to let the bartenders follow, and some exciting news for Jenny Penny! As always, thank you for tuning in, and we will be back next week.

Duration:00:30:12

Cocktail Dive Season 2: Teaser

2/17/2019
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Welcome to season 2! The Cocktail Dive is taking a change of course. Introducing Jenny Penny as the new co-host sharing her life behind the bar with Anthony, the owner of The Boiler Room and the Pour House. Stay tuned in for the new episodes talking about the ins and outs of life inside the bar.

Duration:00:02:31

Cocktail Dive #10: The History of The Neighborhood Bar Plus Some BS

2/9/2019
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On this episode, we conclude Season 1 of The Cocktail Dive Podcast. Remain subscribed for Season 2 premiering very soon.

Duration:00:56:57

Cocktail Dive #9: Mockails, Bringing in New Bartenders, and More

1/24/2019
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Millennials aren’t drinking anymore! True entrepreneurs know how to continue making money in rough times. What We Discussed Like the show? Please leave us a review here — Consider leaving your Twitter handle and we'll give you a shout out! Subscribe here Watch us on YouTube

Duration:00:52:30

Cocktail Dive #8: Bartending with Jennie Pennie

1/21/2019
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Download This Episode Here Boiler Room Girl Jennie Pennie joins us in this episode to talk about how she got her start at bartending, how she handles some her regular patrons, and some of her favorite drinks to make. What We Discussed Like the show? Please leave us a review here — Consider leaving your Twitter handle and we'll give you a shout out! Subscribe here Summary Boiler Room Girl, Jennie Pennie (Jenn Castronovo), has been hosting the party at The Boiler Room for Open Mic Comedy...

Duration:00:46:14

Cocktail Dive #7: Multiple Streams of Revenue for Your Bar

1/21/2019
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Download This Episode Here Paying rent and electricity for a bar that is only open in the evenings leaves a lot of money on the table during the day. In this episode, we discuss how you can monetize those off-hours. What We Discussed Like the show? Please leave us a review here — Consider leaving your Twitter handle and we'll give you a shout out! Subscribe here Summary Whether your bar is open 24 hours a day or 1 hour a day, there are always opportunities to monetize your...

Duration:00:36:15

Cocktail Dive #6: Dealing With the Slow Season at Your Bar

1/20/2019
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Download This Episode Here January is one of the hardest months for your bar. Everyone is tired of spending money from the holidays and people are even vowing to stop going out to eat for their New Years resolutions. What We Discussed Like the show? Please leave us a review here — Consider leaving your Twitter handle and we'll give you a shout out! Subscribe here Watch us on YouTube

Duration:00:37:33

Cocktail Dive #5: Digitally Marketing Your Bar or Restaurant

1/14/2019
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View notes & video for this episode on CocktailDive.com. How do you get engagement on your Bar or Restuarant's social media? Why do you even want engagement in the first place? What We Discussed Like the show? Please leave us a review here — Consider leaving your Twitter handle and we'll give you a shout out! Watch us on YouTube

Duration:00:37:22

Cocktail Dive #4: Closing Out & Ending The Night

1/4/2019
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https://cocktaildive.com/cocktail-dive-4-closing-out-ending-the-night/ Closing people out and ending the night is your final chance to leave them wanting more!

Duration:00:38:54

Cocktail Dive #3: Feeding The Fire

1/4/2019
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https://cocktaildive.com/cocktail-dive-3-feeding-the-fire/ Unlike restaurants, you don’t want to rush anyone out of your bar. Restaurants are serving a product that gets sold, consumed, then paid for. Bars are serving an experience that includes personality, drinking, relaxing, inviting friends, repeating, and then paying. It’s your job to ensure everyone is enjoying that experience and you should do whatever it takes to provide that.

Duration:00:44:09

Cocktail Dive #2: Welcoming People To Your Bar

1/4/2019
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Welcoming people into your bar is the start of their entire experience dining or visiting your establishment. Where they sit, how quickly they're served, and what attitude they gather from their point of contact will dictate exactly how they perceive the rest of their stay. Read more at https://cocktaildive.com/blog

Duration:00:34:13

Cocktail Dive #1: Cocktail Dive & Inside Hospitality

1/3/2019
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Anthony D'Agostino owns and operates The Boiler Room in Garfield, NJ & The Pour House in West Orange, NJ. He has been involved in many bars and clubs in his day. Nick Calabro handles marketing & operations at the D'Agostino establishments. Cocktail Dive is a bar concept Anthony & his partner Lisa created while performing research for their next bar. The idea is simple: A dive bar combined with a Cocktail Bar.

Duration:00:29:20

Cocktail Dive #0: Welcome to the Cocktail Dive Podcast

1/3/2019
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Cocktail Dive is a bar, restaurant, and hospitality training & media platform. The Cocktail Dive podcast will teach you everything from how you can become a better bar operator or open your own bar to becoming a more hospitable bartender.

Duration:00:02:51