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The Straight Up Blog

January 25, 2019

10 Ways to Increase Your Bar Traffic During the Winter Months

Winters can be tough on the bar and restaurant business, especially in the much chillier parts of the country. Parking’s even more of a mess than usua...
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January 15, 2019

24 Beer Types Every Bartender Should Know

Beer used to be simple. Bartenders only had to keep track of a few draft lines of lager and about five brewers made the majority of the offerings. Tod...
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January 07, 2019

Best of 2018: Top Blog Posts from the Year

To help you kick off 2019, we’ve gathered up our 5 most popular (and useful) blog posts over the past year. Read on to get up to speed on essential in...
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November 23, 2018

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide

[eBook]: Strategic Drink Pricing Guide With a few pricing adjustments, and a slight shift in pricing strategy, most bars and restaurants could add sig...
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November 07, 2018

5 most common ways restaurants lose profits

5 Hidden Losses and How to Tackle Them
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October 24, 2018

5 Ways to Make Your Bar Instagram-worthy

A girl walks into a bar… takes out her phone and posts on her Instagram story. In today’s day and age, snapping photos of a cool space is the norm. Bu...
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October 04, 2018

How to Create a Spirit Pairing Event: Autumn Version

Summer meals tend to be served cold and consist of lots of fresh fruits and vegetables that are available in abundance during this time of year. As th...
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September 20, 2018

Top Lessons We Learned During Season 6 of Bar Rescue

Bar Rescue is a binge-worthy reality show where Jon Taffer and his team of experts visit bars around the country that are drowning in debt and struggl...
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August 29, 2018

Hiring and Onboarding 101 for Bars and Restaurants

Even the most successful bars and restaurants will have to deal with a turnover rate that is significantly higher than other industries. That makes it...
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August 03, 2018

Most Profitable Summer Punch Recipes

Mixing up batches of punch to serve to customers is one of the easiest ways to take some of the burden off bartenders while also driving profits. Summ...
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July 18, 2018

9 Social Event Ideas to Boost Profits for Your Bar

Great bar and restaurant social events get people talking – and get guests in the door. Here are 9 social event ideas designed to help improve guest e...
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