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The Straight Up Blog

April 14, 2020

Your Guide to Reduce Dead Stock and Improve Cash Flow

The following article was written by one of our top industry experts, Gareth Hollows. He has years of experience in the field, navigating the ups and ...
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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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May 02, 2018

Spring Cocktails to Welcome Longer Days, Warmer Weather

Spring has finally arrived, and that means warmer weather, longer days and time to do some spring cleaning when it comes to your cocktail menu. It's t...
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April 11, 2018

Best Practices for Inventory Management for Bars & Restaurants

For bars and restaurants, the importance of establishing inventory management procedures can't be overstated. If you aren't keeping accurate records o...
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April 04, 2018

Newest Craft Cocktails Creating a Stir

One of the best parts about being a bartender and mixologist is that you are only limited by your creativity. There are classic cocktails and flavor c...
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March 22, 2018

How To Create A Compelling Happy Hour Experience

Happy hour can be both a fun time for customers to let loose after work and take advantage of some drink deals and a lucrative window for your bar or ...
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January 31, 2018

Most Profitable Bourbon and Whiskey Cocktails You Need to be Serving

Bourbon and whiskeys are enjoying quite a moment right now. More and more people are becoming connoisseurs, and high demand means that bartenders need...
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December 20, 2017

Dessert Drinks and Cocktails for the Holidays

After a big meal that includes all your favorite holiday foods, there is nothing better than the perfect dessert cocktail to wash it all down. The sam...
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November 20, 2017

Craft Beers Inspired by Fall Flavors

The fall months are about cooling temperatures and great seasonal fruits and vegetables that influence fall flavors. When it comes to beer flavors and...
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October 18, 2017

How to Deal With Dead Stock at Your Bar

You may let a sleeping dog lie, but you’re going to want your alcohol to move. No matter how successful your bar is, chances are if you look through y...
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August 02, 2017

Best Practices for Organizing Bar Inventory

For those who haven't ever worked in a bar, it can be all too easy to assume that owning or managing an establishment is just one big party. Everyone ...
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