At the Boston Bartenders School, not only do we teach in an environment that offers hands-on training in a highly realistic bar setting, but we also teach our students some interpersonal skills that have always proven to grant a bartender more tips. Whether you’re learning at our Manchester, NH bartending school or at our Nashua, NH bartending school, you’ll learn what really makes a great bartender.
As clichéd as it may seem, a lucrative bartender has to be somewhat of a therapist at times. It’s important to get to know your customers and to listen to them. Your average bartender usually relies on tips for 55% of their income (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and your average bar patron generally tips according to their overall satisfaction of a bartender’s personality and efficiency. So it’s important to work and act in a way that is conducive to what type of bar you’re working in. If you’re working in a loud, hectic nightclub, act accordingly by being, “The Life of the Party,” and don’t hesitate to join in on the spectacle by physically interacting with your customers by shaking hands, having fun, and even dancing a bit yourself!
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While, on the other hand, if you’re working in an environment like a fine dining restaurant or an upscale hotel bar, don’t shy away from letting your customers know just how knowledgeable you are when it comes to the finer aspects of bartending and mixology. Prepare yourself by knowing what type of drink compliments a certain type of meal, why a certain beer or wine is poured in a specific glass, and, as always, be an alert bartender. There’s nothing that will reduce your amount of tips than leaving a customer waiting on his or her drink for too long.
The goal is to be an all-around well-liked bartender, no matter the setting. Our bartending school in NH will delve into this topic further, but it’s important to reiterate this fact here as well. Make sure to study up topics like current events and know as much as you can about the professional sports teams respective to where you work. A knowledgeable, attentive, incisive, and interesting bartender is one that will end the night with more tips in their pocket.
If you’re interested in our bartending school in NH, contact us at: (800)-589-6209